Tag "Xenophobia"

XENOPHOBIC DISCOURSE AND DISEASE

There continues to be widespread xenophobia in South Africa and some discourse has dangerous implications. When the Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, referred to overcrowding of hospitals by immigrants constituting

IMMIGRANT SHOP OWNERS TERRORISED IN NEWCASTLE: ‘WE DON’T KNOW WHEN THE ATTACKS WILL STOP’

James Melesa is one of dozens of immigrant shopkeepers from Ethiopia, Somalia, Bangladesh and Pakistan who are living in fear in Osizweni, Newcastle. A spate of violent robbery attacks on

NIGERIAN SHOPS TORCHED IN BACKLASH OVER DRUG DEALERS IN HILLBROW

“Let it burn. There are drugs inside.” These were the words of encouragement shouted after a large crowd of people set fire to several shops in Hillbrow‚ Johannesburg. Police spokesperson

KLIPFONTEIN RESIDENTS WANT FOREIGN-OWNED BUSINESSES CLOSED

The rape of a ten-year-old girl, allegedly by a foreign shopkeeper, has left the community of Klipfontein in Midrand up in arms. Some residents want all foreign-owned businesses to close

FOREIGN NATIONALS ESCORTED OUT OF MIDDELBURG AFTER SHOPS LOOTED DURING PROTESTS

Demonstrations erupted following the killing of a 25-year-old woman on Wednesday. Mpumalanga police are escorting foreign nationals out of Middelburg on Thursday morning after their shops were looted during violent

MIGRANTS ‘TARGETED’ IN WIDESPREAD LOOTING IN MIDDLEBURG

Foreigners are reportedly being targeted in widespread looting in Mhluzi, outside Middleburg in Mpumalanga. eNCA understand police have made one arrest, following the discovery of a burnt body of a

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MY NAME PUTS ME AT THE DOOR BUT MY PASSPORT TAKES ME OUT – DARLINGTON STEVE

Darlington Steve, Nigerian media mogul based in Johannesburg chatted to Tumelo Mothotoane and Jason Goliath of The Morning Show on Etv about discrimination against immigrants in the corporate world in

XENOPHOBIA IN SOUTH AFRICA: WHY IT’S TIME TO UNSETTLE NARRATIVES ABOUT MIGRANTS

Foreign nationals have, yet again, been attacked, displaced and had their shops looted in South Africa. This is an unfortunate – but entirely unsurprising – way to mark the anniversary

#SOWETOLOOTING: FOREIGNERS FEEL EXPLOITED OVER ‘FAKE FOOD’ ALLEGATION

Many African immigrants now feel exploited and taken advantage of as no“fake food” was found by the health department after countrywide inspections of more than 400 small shops. A news

PANIC HITS MIGRANTS’ COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Many Africans in South Africa live peacefully until about a week ago when foreigners’ shop were looted on the allegation that they sold expired products. The looting sends panic into