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/ 30 May 2008

How to run a refugee camp

In the past three weeks, a small society has emerged in the garden of Johannesburg’s Jeppe police station where about 1 400 refugees are living. And, as in a normal society, crime has also blossomed. A team of ”peace marshals” has been appointed to try to bring law and order to the camp community.

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/ 15 May 2008

Further clashes in tense Alexandra

Calm returned to Alexandra township on Wednesday night after earlier clashes between police and residents. Hardly any activity was visible late in the night, besides the flashing blue lights of police patrol vehicles. The stand-off between the police and residents arose in the aftermath of xenophobic attacks in the township this week.