Fresh xenophobic attacks haunt Joburg CBD

Foreigners sought refuge at the Primrose police station on Wednesday night saying they were terrified, Gauteng police confirmed.

Attacks and vehicle stonings marked fresh xenophobic violence in Johannesburg.

“The group of [20] foreign nationals went to the police station saying … Read the rest

Gandhi’s granddaughter condemns xenophobic vigilantes

Granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, Ela Gandhi, has called on South Africans to stand up against the wave of ill-discipline that, she says, is leading the country into chaos.

The statue of her grandfather in central Johannesburg was smeared with paint … Read the rest

ANC has different approach to colonialism, says Mantashe

The African National Congress does not have the same attitude towards whites as Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF, secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

“When it comes to our attitudes we theorise colonialisation differently to Zanu-PF,” Mantashe told New24.

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‘Xenophobic attacks won’t affect SA relations with Zim’

Zimbabwe’s Consul-General in South Africa, Henry Mukonoweshuro, says diplomatic ties between South Africa and Zimbabwe will not be affected by the on-going xenophobic attacks in the greater eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality.

Hundreds of foreign nationals from Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of … Read the rest

Looting black mother kills infant by falling on him

A black mother from Soweto was busy looting say witnesses when her baby – who was strapped to her chest – died.

She said she did not notice there was anything wrong with him until neighbours alerted her.

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Cops allow looting say Pretoria residents

A vote of no confidence in Mamelodi East police has been passed by local community members as looting of shops, and injuring and killing Somali shop owners entered its third week.

The residents said they had lost all faith in … Read the rest

Biden tells Germans they are xenophobic

US Vice President Joe Biden undoubtedly ruffled some feathers in Germany on Tuesday when he suggested the country was “xenophobic” and much less accommodating to immigrants compared to the United States.

Speaking at an event held by the National Association … Read the rest

US Vice President Joe Biden undoubtedly ruffled some feathers in Germany on Tuesday when he suggested the country was “xenophobic” and much less accommodating to immigrants compared to the United States.

Speaking at an event held by the National Association … Read the rest

No hatred in the old South Africa

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by Dan Roodt

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Steven Friedman’s protestations about “apartheid denial” notwithstanding, it is true that many people are reassessing South Africa’s past in the light of the present, which is in … Read the rest