Debating illegal immigration: where do we draw the line?

2019-01-08 10:10

We should all desist from saying things that could exacerbate xenophobia, but we cannot kill the debate as it won't go away, writes Max du Preez.

Mashaba in Twitter spat over 'ebolas' remark

2018-11-13 18:01

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is at the centre of a Twitter controversy after a tweet accusing some people of bringing "ebolas" into the country was perceived as xenophobic.

UNHCR calls for Soweto looters to be brought to account

2018-09-04 22:55

Those responsible for the violence during the looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto after protests over expired food must be brought to account, says the UNHCR.

One shot dead, foreign national shops looted in Soweto violence

2018-08-29 14:14

One person has been shot dead during on-going violence in White City, Soweto, police have confirmed.

Ramaphosa to face questions on 'safety and security' of Nigerians in SA

2018-07-11 15:17

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to face tough questions relating to Nigerians living in SA when he meets his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

Police on high alert as 'deadline' looms for foreign shop owners to close unlicensed shops in Durban

2018-05-16 16:16

KwaZulu-Natal police say they are on high alert in townships north of Durban, as the "deadline" for foreign shop owners to shut down their businesses looms.

No laws to protect SA's vulnerable groups

2018-02-10 23:59

Hate crimes motivated by xenophobia, homophobia, sexism and other forms of intolerance continue to hinder South Africa’s struggle for social justice, according to a new study.

SA's record on human rights and respect for rule of law poor - Human Rights Watch

2018-01-18 20:39

Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2018 has found that the SA government’s record on human rights and respect for the rule of law was poor, despite a robust and independent judiciary.

Man terrorised for renting shop to a Somali

2017-10-12 08:35

Elvis Volosi says a burning tyre was hurled through the living room window of his house and his car was petrol bombed while he was asleep with his family.

WATCH: Researchers pinpoint xenophobic violence using satellite mapping

Wits University researchers used satellite mapping to locate hotspots of xenophobic violence directed at refugees.

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Linking attack on foreign nationals burnt to death to xenophobia is 'premature' - KZN government

2018-12-20 14:40

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive council says blaming xenophobia for the recent deaths of two foreign nationals before a police investigation has been completed is premature.

Italian who shot at Africans in racist attack jailed for 12 years - reports

2018-10-04 06:29

A far-right sympathiser who injured six Africans during a violent revenge attack in the central Italian town of Macerata has reportedly been sentenced to 12 years in jail.

'People should swallow their pride and allow the Somalis to operate' - Ratanda community member

2018-09-04 08:28

Shops owned by immigrants, looted in Ratanda a week ago, remain closed despite many in the community wanting them to reopen.

We can do more as Africans

2018-07-29 10:28

We must rise above racism, xenophobia and tribalism, and strive for a nonracial country as espoused by Mandela, writes Sonwabile Mancotywa.


2018-05-24 22:00

THE international community is wary of a possible outbreak of xenophobia against sub- Saharan Africans after a mass expulsion of foreigners from Algeria.

Small businesses in KwaMashu, Inanda, Ntuzuma to be regulated

2018-05-16 09:25

The Durban-based North Region Business Association has demanded that shop owners who are foreign nationals shut down their businesses.

Xeno attacks haunt us

2018-01-21 05:43

Attacks on foreigners in Rustenburg give South Africans a chance to look at why we aren’t protecting all the residents in the country, write Steven Gordon, Gilbert Fokou, Yul Derek Davids and Narnia Bohler-Muller.

SAHRC to brief media on 'xenophobia' talks between Mashaba and African diaspora group

2017-10-31 06:08

The South African Human Rights Commission is expected to brief the media on the outcomes of the mediation session between the African Diaspora Forum and Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba.

Where is our leadership in nation-building?

2017-06-25 06:04

The calibre of national leadership can be a decider in generating, or stifling, national goodwill and economic recovery, writes Jeffrey Sehume.

SA hospitals do not turn away foreign nationals - Motsoaledi

2017-06-14 15:51

South African public hospitals do not turn away foreign nationals, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi's has said to the portfolio committee on health after a Congolese woman's baby was born at Park Station.

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