State Security Agency closely monitoring antiforeigner sentiment

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State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo. (Gallo Images, Getty Images)
State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo. (Gallo Images, Getty Images)


The State Security Agency (SSA) is closely monitoring the rising levels of discontent among working class South Africans over jobs occupied by foreign nationals who do not require scarce skills, and which is likely to intensify as the economy continues to shed jobs due to the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Major cities in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape have been marked as potential hotspots, particularly the businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector.

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