A fanatic of the free market, Herman Mashaba advances extreme economic policies for South Africa. But he needs political power first, so he rides on xenophobic sentiments for votes
Characters have been a central part to Athi-Patra Ruga’s practice since the early days of his artistic career. Here he lets us in on their backstories
The multifaceted and complex issues facing the continent can only be tackled effectively together
Imagine if Zupta the Maniacal Giggler was president. Or Mbeki the Myopic. Beyond imagination would be Donald the Deadly
How South African citizens, the police and the army, and politicians behave during the 21-day lockdown will have far-reaching implications for our democracy
We should look to the Philippines, where barangays, or neighbourhood governments, help to empower communities
Infraction knows no nationality, but identifying perpetrators is necessary to control it
The experiences of non-nationals in SA’s public health care system are more complex and varied than implied by the dominant discourse on "medical
South Africans are not scared to tell us that even the president doesn’t want us here; that we should go back to where we belong.
Despite the home affairs minister stating otherwise, Africans who have fled to SA from horrific conflict are still living in fear
Many of them are intimidated by mobs demanding keys and identity documents
Faced with the same problem, South Africa is turning to the familiar toolkit to explain a recurrent problem.
It makes no sense that the only foreign nationals who are being scapegoated are those who happen to be black
Men violate women, we detest foreigners, we loot — and 5 000 workers will lose their jobs and homes because their bosses are thieves
South Africans have been crying out for leadership, longing for an official condemnation of the scourges of gender-based violence and xenophobia
We cannot as citizens remain silent while opportunistic looting, accompanied by violence, continues and our fellow Africans continue to be humiliated
At least 70 people have been arrested since hundreds of people marched through Johannesburg’s Central Business District on Monday
All political parties in SA try to mobilise voters based on their and voters’ xenophobia and they’re outdoing each other
Xenophobic violence condemned by both the ANC and DA as the May 8 elections moves closer
The protests appear to emanate from disagreements that have nothing to do with nationality.
In this ‘combustible environment’ shopkeepers attack foreign shop owners, but departments too are brutal.
One Ugandan’s journey through South Africa left her dismayed at our obsession with race and identity.
A parliamentary committee probing xenophobic attacks resolved on Friday to visit the affected areas.
That Africans remain sceptical about trusting SA became clear at a Dakar gathering of the continent’s top social science and political thinkers.
The M&G interviewed the residents of Marathon near Germiston who shared their views on reintegration since the xenophobic attacks.
A court has temporarily halted the deportation of 200 migrants, detained after a raid on a church, amid claims of "state-sponsored" xenophobia.
The hatred is not only on the streets; it is in boardrooms and in the state – and it’s planned.
The NPA and other state institutions are working together to speed up the prosecution of perpetrators who commit xenophobic attacks.
China has become the latest country to issue a travel advisory for South Africa over the xenophobic violence, which started more than two weeks ago.
The family of slain Mozambican national Emmanuel Sithole said they were shattered by his murder and want his alleged killers jailed for life.
Many around Africa have expressed outrage at the xenophobia in SA, while SA businesses operating in the rest of Africa begin to feel pressured.
The crying need at this moment is for a united stand against these outrages from all prominent South Africans.