OPINION | Buhari's visit to SA eased tensions, but more needs to be done

2019-10-10 19:47

Although Nigeria and SA are often cast as rivals, they have a strong bilateral relationship founded over the decades. This springs in part from Nigeria's historical role in its support for the liberation struggle against apartheid, writes Olayinka Ajala.

OPINION | A look back at the turbulent relationship between Nigeria and SA

2019-10-10 13:29

Nigeria is a major player in West Africa while SA is a major player in the Southern African Development Community region. Sustained tensions would be to the detriment of both countries - and Africa as a whole, writes Bheki Mngomezulu.

Nigeria's Buhari says anti-migrant attacks 'embarrassment' for Africa

2019-10-04 21:18

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday denounced recent xenophobic violence in South Africa as an "embarrassment" for the continent, as he wrapped up a state visit.

Ramaphosa: Nigerian businesses will be incentivised to operate in SA

2019-10-03 17:26

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced plans to create stronger economic and social ties between South Africa and Nigeria.

Nigeria's Buhari arrives in SA to meet with Ramaphosa in wake of xenophobic violence

2019-10-03 08:28

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in South Africa on Wednesday for a state visit after an outburst of xenophobic violence in and around Johannesburg stirred tensions between Africa's leading economic powerhouses.

More than 400 Bangladeshis murdered in 4 years in SA

2019-10-01 20:40

More than 400 Bangladeshis have been murdered in SA over the past four years because of business and personal disputes within the community, government officials say.

New laws on the cards to regulate participation of foreigners in SA economy - report

2019-09-28 11:30

Government is working on developing legislation to regulate the participation of foreign nationals in the country.

SAHRC calls on South Africa to 'unite in diversity'

2019-09-24 13:29

The South African Human Rights Commission has urged South Africans to use Heritage Day as an opportunity to unite in their diversity, instead of using it to divide.

'Mob eviction' in Alexandra leaves family terrified after husband 'hit with axe'

2019-09-23 08:28

An Alexandra resident, Melissa Mzizi, says the police are doing little to help her get her family's RDP house back after a group of 40 people allegedly attacked her husband and occupied their home.

German Ambassador: I'm angry about xenophobia

2019-09-19 10:30

We should try to understand the reasons for the violence against foreigners, but we must never condone it, let alone sweep them under the carpet. They are and remain ugly expressions of xenophobia, writes Martin Schäfer.


South Africans must live in peace with each other and foreign nationals - Ramaphosa

2019-10-10 17:52

South Africans should embrace one another as well as foreign nationals, President Cyril Ramaphosa has told the National Council of Provinces.

SA spends R42m to fly undocumented migrants home in just over a year - Parliament hears

2019-10-07 21:16

The Department of Home Affairs has spent nearly R9m since the start of April on flights to deport undocumented migrants.

Fear, uncertainty for migrants in SA after xenophobic attacks

2019-10-03 19:50

Reeling from a terrifying surge of unrest that saw his shop wrecked and plundered, Nigerian-born Alvan Akujinwa toyed with the possibility of leaving his adopted home of South Africa for the first time in 10 years.

'SA is committed to ideals of African unity' - Ramaphosa to Nigerian president Buhari

2019-10-03 14:58

Following a spate of public violence against foreign nationals in parts of the country last month, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari have met to discuss relations between two the countries.

Sending envoys to apologise for xenophobia won't help – Inkosi Chiliza

2019-10-02 15:16

Envoys sent by President Cyril Ramaphosa to African countries to apologise for SA's xenophobia will not solve the heart of the issue, KwaZulu-Natal House of Traditional leader's chairperson Inkosi Phathisizwe Chiliza has said.

OPINION: Mboweni's plan - 7 considerations that will actually help SMEs

2019-09-28 15:31

Many small businesses thrive despite the sluggish economy, writes Jenny Retief.

Ramaphosa, former Nigerian president Obasanjo ‘reflect’ on wave of violence

2019-09-26 19:08

President Cyril Ramaphosa and former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo reflected on "recent events" in South Africa during a courtesy call.

Pandor to address 'terrible' gender-based violence at UN General Assembly

2019-09-23 10:34

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor says gender equality and gender-based violence are some of the issues she will be addressing in the UN General Assembly in New York.

Forced to flee: UNHRC steps in to protect foreign nationals in SA

2019-09-20 22:28

The UNHRC, the United Nation’s Refugee Agency, claims at least 1 500 foreign nationals, mainly migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers, were forced to flee their homes during heightened violence against foreigners in South Africa.

300 more Nigerians flown home in wake of xenophobic violence in SA

2019-09-19 07:23

More than 300 Nigerians were flown home from South Africa on Wednesday in the second evacuation in a week after a wave of anti-migrant violence there claimed at least 12 lives.

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