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.


South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.