Soweto xenophobia

 
[Slideshow]Where to for displaced foreign shop owners?
[Slideshow]Where to for displaced foreign shop owners?
Mayfair in Jo'burg is bursting at the seams with foreign shop owners seeking refuge. Government denies xenophobia is the issue, so where to from here?
Khayelitsha: 'We beat them, we take their things by force'
Khayelitsha: 'We beat them, we take their things by force'
It’s a warm Saturday afternoon when I arrive at the spaza shop a little way down Bangiso Drive in Site B, Khayelitsha. I am met by the owner of...
[Video]It’s not that simple Mr Makhura
[Video]It’s not that simple Mr Makhura
We visit areas of Soweto affected by recent unrest to investigate whether it stemmed from xenophobic sentiment or random acts of criminality.
Thousands of foreigners seek refuge in Mayfair
Thousands of foreigners seek refuge in Mayfair
The recent spate of looting, mostly in Gauteng townships, has again brought attention to the stasis that asylum seekers find themselves in.
Foreign-owned spaza shop torched in Alexandra
Foreign-owned spaza shop torched in Alexandra
A spaza shop was torched in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, in the early hours of Monday morning, Gauteng police said.
Soweto unrest shows lack of compassion for foreigners, says LHR
Soweto unrest shows lack of compassion for foreigners, says LHR
The unrest that flared up in Soweto and other areas this week showed a lack of compassion for foreign nationals trying to make a living in South...
13 arrested for West Rand looting, Soweto remains calm
13 arrested for West Rand looting, Soweto remains calm
More than a dozen people were arrested overnight in Kagiso, on the West Rand, following violence and looting of foreign-owned shops, Gauteng police...
Soweto: Foreign shopkeepers told to 'stay away'
Soweto: Foreign shopkeepers told to 'stay away'
The looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto continued into the night and spread further into the township, with youths scouring the streets for...
Soweto: Violence escalates between locals and foreigners
Soweto: Violence escalates between locals and foreigners
One person was shot dead and a foreign-owned shop was burnt down in Soweto on Wednesday night, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

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