Latest articles on Soweto Xenophobia

Khayelitsha: ‘We beat them, we take their things by force’

Somalians and Ethiopians living in Khayelitsha say that they are a target 24 hours a day, while young locals say that jealousy triggers the violence.

Thousands of foreigners seek refuge in Mayfair

Their status as asylum seekers makes it difficult for shop owners from Ethiopia, Somalia and Bengal to get licences and operate legally.

Foreign-owned spaza shop torched in Alexandra

Another looting and torching incident has occurred, this time in the Alexandra township, with looters fleeing once police arrived.

Xenophobia: Danger brewing for 2016 elections

In a xenophobic atmosphere ripe for political exploitation, only a few stand to lose as much as foreign nationals.

Soweto unrest shows lack of compassion for foreigners, says LHR

Lawyers for Human Rights says it is dissapointed by the "disregard for human life" during this week's violence in Soweto.

13 arrested for West Rand looting, Soweto remains calm

13 people were arrested overnight for looting in Kagiso, on the West Rand, and police say the situation is calm in Soweto after a week of unrest.

Soweto: Foreign shopkeepers told to ‘stay away’

Foreign shopkeepers displaced during riots in Soweto were urged by some residents to quickly make their way out. Two people have died in the unrest.

Soweto: Violence escalates between locals and foreigners

Two people have died and a foreign-owned shop burnt in Soweto since violence broke out between community members on Monday.

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VBS case delays cause massive frustration

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