• The brutal death of Emmanuel Sithole

    Shortly before 7am yesterday, Sunday Times journalists were in Alexandra township, near Sandton, speaking to shop owners who had their businesses looted overnight. Children played, people walked the streets, some stopped to gawk at the carnage from the night before. Then this happened ...

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  • OPINION: Kevin Anderson and South Africa

    It baffled me to learn that South Africa’s leading tennis player Kevin Anderson is not wholly endeared by the country and that the nation has this sort of love-hate feeling about him. It baffles me because Anderson is one heck of a tennis player who is a never-ending hard worker and a very nice person.

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  • Nigerians vow to fight back - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    REUTERS African immigrants carry machetes before being dispersed by police officers in Johannesburg. Police fired rubber bullets and a stun grenade to disperse a gang of African immigrants who had armed themselves with machetes in a run-down district of east Johannesburg, a Reuters photographer said. Durban - A group of Nigerians living in Mahatma Gandhi Road in Durban have vowed to defend themselves if attacked by the locals. Solomon Okoro, 31, of the Igbo tribe, said they have been receiving threatening messages but were alert and prepared for any trouble if police are not willing to protect them.

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  • Home affairs dept reviews security systems

    Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba emphasised the importance of regulating immigration in the country.

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  • We are reaping what we sowed - Zuma

    President Jacob Zuma has admitted that the ANC made a mistake by not explaining to South Africans what freedom entails when it came into power in 1994. Addressing the ANC’s stakeholders’ forum against xenophobia at Luthuli House on Monday, Zuma said: “We keep on telling people that the constitution does not allow this. The xenophobic violence which has gripped the country started about two weeks ago in KwaZulu-Natal. Zuma said he was confident if former Nelson Mandela was alive there would still be xenophobic violence.

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  • Zimbabwe: Xenophobia - Zim Woman Decapitated

    A Zimbabwean woman, Mrs Naume Garusa (41), has become the latest victim of horrific xenophobic attacks after her body was found with her head decapitated following violent clashes in the Houghton suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, last Thursday. Speaking at her funeral wake at a relative's home in Mufakose, Harare, her son Brain Garusa, who is a student at the University of Zimbabwe, said he was shocked to receive reports of his mother's death just two days after talking to her on her mobile phone. Mr Emmanuel Mhondiwa, who is brother to the deceased, said the family was devastated with the manner in which Mrs Garusa lost her life after working in South Africa for more than 12 years. When we started seeing images of xenophobic attacks on television we never imagined that our own flesh and blood could soon be a victim," said Mr Mhondiwa.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Nigeria Spent U.S.$61 Billion to Free S'africa - African Standard

    The 21 days of violent xenophobic attacks in South Africa have drawn global outrage and condemnation in the strongest terms. Ironically, this is the same South Africa and other Southern African states that Nigeria spent $61 billion to free from apartheid. At least the Africa Standard Newspaper acknowledged this much when it published a banner headline in one of its edition: "Revealed! The latest was by Germany's foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who warned on Sunday against racism and xenophobia, at a ceremony marking 70 years since the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Sachsenhausen near Berlin.

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  • Misleading xenophobic messages & images investigated

    State Security Minister David Mahlobo says any information suggesting imminent attacks will be communicated to the public through official means and has warned those sending fictitious and photoshopped images to stop. Yesterday, government briefed media in Pretoria on progress being made to bring an end to attacks made against foreign nationals. One example of messages doing the rounds is of terrorist group Boko Haram giving Pretoria 24-hours to halt the pogroms or face the consequences. Mahlobo says this misinformation taking place on social media should be condemned by all peace loving South Africans and foreign nationals.

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  • Dear President Zuma: A letter from Mozambican writer Mia Couto | Daily Maverick

    Perhaps more than any other neighbouring country, Mozambique paid a high price for the support we gave to the liberation of South Africa. The fragile Mozambican economy was wrecked. For us, Mr President, there was no border, there was no nationality. For centuries Mozambican migrants, miners and peasants worked in neighbouring South Africa under conditions that were not far short of slavery.

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  • Xenophobia hits MTN, Sasol square on

    On Friday, officials of the newly elected Nigerian government handed a memorandum to the South African high commission in that country, demanding that South Africa take swift action against the attackers - or else South African business in Nigeria would be shut down, news network eNCA reports. This will be of particular concern to MTN as Nigeria is the cellular giant's largest market, responsible for a third of its revenue for the year to December. On Friday, Chris Moroleng, MTN's head of corporate affairs, said none of its staff had been threatened. Other companies with exposure to Nigeria - including Standard Bank, Nedbank, Shoprite, Sun International, Old Mutual, Naspers's MultiC hoice and Massmart - may yet feel the sting of this threat.

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  • Taxi driver’s wisdom on target - Sunday Independent

    REUTERS BACKLASH: A group of foreign nationals defend themselves as police get between them and South Africans after a peace march in Durban this week. Johannesburg - Forget the rest of Africa and its business headlines this week; there is a stench of self-hatred in the air, fuelled by yet another surge of attacks directed against fellow Africans in South Africa. My airport shuttle driver helped me come to terms with the looting, the assault and killing of foreign nationals from African countries. KwaZulu-Natal, the tourist mecca of our country, witnessed a surge of Afrophobic violence against children, women and men who should be expecting protection from us.

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  • Kill thy neighbour: Alex attack brings home SA's shame

    In those moments, Emmanuel Sithole was no longer a man, a neighbour, a human being. The attack on Sithole lasted about two minutes. Alexandra township, next door to Sandton, had just emerged from a night of violent unrest, as had townships around South Africa. In Soweto on Friday night, metro police rescued two South Africans apprehended by locals as they tried to break into a Pakistani-owned shop.

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  • Marli Van Breda discharged, suffers retrograde amnesia

    The teenager (16) is a survivor of a Stellenbosch hacking in which her parents & older brother were killed.

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  • Malema takes anti-xenophobia campaign to Alexandra - City Press

    Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is expected to visit Alexandra today where he will embark on a campaign against xenophobic violence. The EFF will do door-to-door visits and host community meetings to tell people that attacking foreign nationals was not the solution to social and economic problems, the party said. Malema was expected to be at the women’s hostel on 4th Avenue in Alexandra at 4pm.

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  • Nigeria: Ndlea Arrests Four Drug Suspects At Lagos Airport

    National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the international wing of the Muritala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos has arrested four suspected drug traffickers for allegedly smuggling cocaine. According to NDLEA Commander at the Lagos Airport, Hamza Umar, who made this known yesterday, explained that surveillance by anti-drug agency led to their arrest.

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  • If you ‘are black at UCT‚ you do not exist’ - SundayWorld

    First University of Cape Town (UCT) fourth-year student Chumani Maxwele made national headlines when he was accused of “raising his middle finger” to President Jacob Zuma’s security detail in 2010‚ an act for which Mr Maxwele was arrested and “roughed up“. A furore followed that incident‚ with former police minister Nathi Mthethwa issuing an apology as the South African Human Rights Commission rued the authorities’ handling of the saga. Five years later‚ Mr Maxwele hit the headlines again. Clad in a bright pink mine worker’s hardhat‚ Mr Maxwele defaced Cecil John Rhodes’ statue on the campus by pouring human waste from a portable toilet on it.

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  • Xenophobia: Over 1,500 Zimbabweans cross Beitbridge Border

    A group is expected to pass the border between SA & Zimbabwe following xenophobic violence this week.

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  • R118m to be spent on immigration inspectors

    Home Affairs wants to clamp down on companies & individuals employing foreigners without working visas.

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  • Report reveals ‘brains behind IS’ - World News | IOL News

    AFP Ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein sits in court as his trial resumed in Baghdad in 2006. Berlin - An ex-intelligence officer under the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was “the strategic head” behind the Islamic State group and drew up the blueprints for the jihadists' capture of northern Syria, German weekly Der Spiegel reported on Sunday. Former colonel Samir Abd Muhammad al-Khlifawi, who was better known as Haji Bakr and was killed by Syrian rebels in January 2014, “had been secretly pulling the strings at IS for years”, according to the magazine. The weekly said it had been given exclusive access to 31 documents by Bakr, including handwritten lists and charts, after lengthy negotiations with a rebel group in Aleppo, northern Syria, which came in possession of the pages after IS fled the area.

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  • Nigeria: "50 Nigerians Affected By Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa"

    The Nigerian Union in South Africa has said it has concluded arrangements to resettle 50 Nigerians affected by the ongoing xenophobic attacks. The President of the union, Ikechukwu Anyene, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on phone from Pretoria, South Africa, on Saturday. Mr. Anyene said the Nigerians were displaced at Jeppes Town, near Johannesburg. "We met about 300 Nigerians in Jeppes town, near Johannesburg, who fled for their safety and about 50 of them do not have any place to stay.

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