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Xenophobia’s shameful assault on schoolchildren
Xenophobia’s shameful assault on schoolchildren
COMMENTAs the nation reels from more xenophobic violence, another equally egregious form of institutionalised xenophobia played out far from...
​I don’t need to bleed for you to see my humanity
​I don’t need to bleed for you to see my humanity
BODY LANGUAGEFacts don’t change hearts or minds. Once formed, impressions are curiously unyielding. Nigerians are drug dealers, Pakistanis...
Beware the fake empathy of liberals
Beware the fake empathy of liberals
It must be nice being a bird. You get to chirp the whole day while sitting above the violence playing out on the streets below.
​ICC case shows executive can’t act unilaterally
​ICC case shows executive can’t act unilaterally
Identity politics continues to engulf South Africa in ever-increasingly virulent ways. Last year it was the universities that bore the brunt of a...
Thabo Mbeki: Attacking foreign nationals is not patriotic or revolutionary
Thabo Mbeki: Attacking foreign nationals is not patriotic or revolutionary
Newly elected University of South Africa (Unisa) chancellor Thabo Mbeki has expressed concern over violent attacks targeted at African...
The Gigaba-Mashaba feud and the attacks that happen while they bicker
The Gigaba-Mashaba feud and the attacks that happen while they bicker
COMMENTAttacks on foreign nationals are becoming more frequent in Johannesburg, but at the top, two political leaders with prominent...
Slice Of Life: No country for good men
Slice Of Life: No country for good men
My colleagues are from all over Africa: Ghana, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Congo, like me. One day, we were just having a conversation at work, when one...
#TshwaneUnrest: Stun grenades fired at anti-immigrant march amid tense standoff
#TshwaneUnrest: Stun grenades fired at anti-immigrant march amid tense standoff
Police and people marching against immigrants were locked in a tense standoff in the Pretoria CBD on Friday morning, with stun grenades going off...
Herman Mashaba still scot-free as attacks erupt
Herman Mashaba still scot-free as attacks erupt
The Democratic Alliance has taken no steps against Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba after he called foreigners illegally in the country “criminals” and said they are “messing up” the city, even though the South African Human Rights Commission has now announced an...
'We don’t burn, we clean brothels’
'We don’t burn, we clean brothels’
In Mamelodi’s Phomolong township near Pretoria, people are opposing the reportedly illegal occupation of newly built RDP houses by “Zimbabweans”. About 50km away, in Joburg’s south, Rosettenville residents set fire to what they claimed were Nigerian drug dens and...
Home affairs and Mashaba to collaborate to 'manage immigration' in Johannesburg
Home affairs and Mashaba to collaborate to 'manage immigration' in Johannesburg
Malusi Gigaba, the minister of home affairs, has said his office plans to collaborate with Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba following a...

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