The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
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.
South Africa now has one of the larger immigrant populations in the world – despite some confusion about where they come from.
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'.
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.
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.
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 should embrace one another as well as foreign nationals, President Cyril Ramaphosa has told the National Council of Provinces.
The Department of Home Affairs has spent nearly R9m since the start of April on flights to deport undocumented migrants.
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.
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.
The resurgence in far-right violence has challenged Germany's resistance to racism and nationalism — and its historical memory, too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced plans to create stronger economic and social ties between South Africa and Nigeria.
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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