Mandy Wiener: Guard against xenophobia and coronavirus

2020-03-03 06:01

In the face of a threat such as these, people tend to stick to their own and distance themselves from the unknown. It's almost apocalyptical, writes Mandy Wiener.

Xenophobia isn't keeping immigrants out of SA – here are the latest, if contentious, numbers

2020-02-17 13:59

South Africa now has one of the larger immigrant populations in the world – despite some confusion about where they come from.

Telling the complex story of ‘medical xenophobia’ in South Africa

2019-12-11 06:29

The experiences of non-nationals in South Africa’s public health care system are more complex and varied than implied by the dominant discourse on 'medical xenophobia'.

Refugees at Cape Town church planning 'mass exodus'

2019-11-18 14:11

A banner hanging outside Cape Town's Central Methodist Church says the hundreds of foreign nationals taking refuge there are planning a 'mass exodus' from South Africa.

Landisa: Why South Africa is like Somalia for refugees right now

2019-11-08 09:27

In South Africa, it is the same as in our country right now. South Africa now does whatever it wants, you see? If the people shoot you, the police arrest you while you are bleeding.

WATCH | Informal village springs up in Cape Town CBD as sit-in continues at UN refugee offices

2019-10-22 13:15

A huge bag of chicken and bunches of spinach were being prepared for hundreds of foreign nationals still camping out at the UN High Commission for Refugees' offices in Cape Town's CBD in the hopes of being evacuated from SA amid safety fears.

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.


Germany's latest domestic-terror attack signals an ascent of xenophobic racism

2020-02-24 14:38

The resurgence in far-right violence has challenged Germany's resistance to racism and nationalism — and its historical memory, too.

Behind the arrests | Part 2: Hundreds of migrants detained during xenophobic violence remain in legal limbo

2019-12-18 06:08

Hundreds of migrants, who were arrested, remain trapped in the legal system, while scores have been deported or fled. Most were victims of xenophobia, not violent looters.

Protesting foreign nationals held at repatriation centre have legal status to be in SA - Home Affairs

2019-12-05 11:51

The Department of Home Affairs has announced it has verified the status of foreign nationals who protested outside the offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Pretoria in November.

Malema in Twitter row with 'bloody cowards' over Nigerian artist Burna Boy: 'We will protect him'

2019-11-15 12:10

EFF leader Julius Malema has proclaimed his support for Burna Boy following major public outrage against having the Nigerian artist perform shortly after his announcement to boycott the country.

Landisa: I fled war-torn Burundi in 2006 to find safety in SA. And all I want to do now is leave

2019-11-08 09:23

I've been in my country Burundi where there was war. When we came to South Africa, we knew that we were safe. But after everything I saw with the brutality of the police: it was worse; it was worse. We ran for our lives.

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.

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