The dignity of the commission has been held up by Zondo's personal approach to the process. Even the most reluctant witness could not gather the rudeness to withdraw, writes Ralph Mathekga.
The Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa says it is concerned about attacks on foreign nationals and economic migrants who own spaza shops in Soweto, Johannesburg.
Foreign-owned shops were targeted in Soweto as some residents went on a looting spree.
The issue of undocumented persons is a pressing matter. We must be frank and honest with one another as is expected of people who hold the interests of South Africa close to heart, writes Herman Mashaba.
The NGO Lunaria says the increase in the number of attacks is linked to the hostile political atmosphere.
Emotions are running high as residents raise concerns about local industries hiring more foreign nationals than locals.
The failure of our government to deliver on the promises of freedom has disabled many young South Africans from competing effectively with their continental counterparts, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Police Minister Bheki Cele says reports on recent attacks on foreign nationals in KwaZulu-Natal were "blown out of proportion" and that the issue was about crime - not xenophobia.
The government has warned South Africans not to be "duped to believe everything they read or see on social media that is purported to be about attacks on foreign nationals".
With the ANC and DA entering the sensitive migration issue via an election campaign, there is a very real danger that the situation might one day spiral out beyond their control, writes Mukoni Ratshitanga.
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu has expressed serious concern about the current spate of violence against foreign nationals and damage to their properties in Kwazulu-Natal.
An elderly Soweto property owner says she has no other choice but to support residents calling on foreigners to leave the country, even though she rents out a room to a foreign businessman.
Experts suspect people who are narcissistic, paranoid, and aggressive are more likely to adopt white nationalism.
A recent Ipsos global study, coinciding with World Refugee Day, shows that 71% of South Africans tend to be more supportive of refugees seeking sanctuary, even though 66% of those polled doubt their motivation.
International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has assured regional election observers that there is no need to worry about incidents of xenophobia in the run-up to the elections.
A farming operation in the Donnybrook area, which pays out R2 million in monthly salaries, has had to turn to court to keep its doors open.
South Africa has again been rocked by attacks on foreign nationals. The police swiftly responded to calm the situation down. What has been poor, however, is how we have characterised this problem, writes Austil Mathebula.
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation is expected to host an urgent meeting with the Minister of Police and African ambassadors, following a spate of xenophobic attacks in KwaZulu-Natal.
"We do not want to go. Burnwood was a peaceful place. I go to Malawi with a heavy heart," Wrightwell Saka says, as he leaves for his homeland following xenophobic attacks.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned violence against foreigners in South Africa and has called on law enforcement agencies to act against those who commit xenophobic crimes.
The Right to Know campaign has called on authorities to bring an immediate end to violent attacks on foreign nationals in KwaZulu-Natal.
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