Tag "Xenophobia"

NIGERIAN UNION CONFIRMS RELEASE OF 8 NIGERIANS ABDUCTED IN EVANDER

The Nigerian Community in South Africa has said that eight of its members abducted by South Africans in Evander, North-West of Secunda in Mpumalanga Province of that country were released

SOUTH AFRICA’S POLITICIANS FEED ANTI-FOREIGNER VIOLENCE

Political figures in South Africa have condemned the latest attacks on foreigners in Durban. At the same time, their anti-migrant rhetoric ahead of elections on May 8 is fueling the

DURBAN COPS ON ALERT AFTER XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

JOHANNESBURG – eThekwini metro police are monitoring Kernville in Durban following xenophobic attacks. Local residents have been attacking several foreign nationals and their businesses since Monday. It’s understood local residents

A CLAMPDOWN ON FOREIGN NATIONALS IN MPUMALANGA?

VOSMAN – The issue of foreign nationals in South Africa has become an election topic for political parties. Foreigners in Mpumalanga are decrying the closure of their shops by authorities.

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GAUTENG PREMIER MAKHURA BLAMES FOREIGNERS FOR CRIME, DENIES XENOPHOBIA

JOHANNESBURG – Foreign nationals should start paying for the health services they receive in Gauteng if Premier David Makhura has his way. Speaking on Wednesday at post-budget discussions, Makhura hit

HOW A TODDLER ‘SINOXOLO HLABANZANA’  DIED AT BOSASA’S DETENTION CENTER

Bosasa bribed its way into contracts. Meet the four-year-old who paid the price. Irene Malumbu felt the handcuffs click over both her wrists. It had been a hot highveld day

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WHY NIGERIANS ARE ATTACKED BY SOUTH AFRICANS

When Anthony Ezeanya moved into a modest flat in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, in 2002, the place was predominantly a highbrow area reserved for South Africa’s elite. By the time he relocated

REPORT – HOW NIGERIANS BECOME VICTIMS OF A XENOPHOBIC ATTACK IN SOUTH AFRICA

In the wake of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians by South Africans, an exclusive report has revealed how notable cities like Hillbrow become dungeons of social vices, where Nigerian migrants become

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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