King Zwelithinis Imbizo to address xenophobic attacks:Monday 20 April 2015. The King has been under pressure after his statements on foreign nationals(SABC) Thousands of people are expected to converge on Durban's Moses Mabhida stadium on Monday morning for an Imbizo to be addressed by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini.
It is estimated that about 10 000 people - including Amakhosi, Izinduna and Amabutho, or regiments - will start arriving from 9 o'clock. The King has been under pressure after his statements on foreign nationals were seen by some as having contributed to xenophobic attacks over the past two weeks. Manamela adds voice in condemning xenophobic attacks:Sunday 19 April 2015. Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela, has called on big businesses to assist where ever they can.
(SABC) South African Communist Party (SACP) Youth League member and Deputy Minister in the presidency, Buti Manamela says the Young Communist League (YCL) and South African community as a whole need to champion the unity of the working class in Africa to stop xenophobia. Violence flares up in Durban CBD xenophobic attack:Tuesday 14 April 2015. Hundreds of people across the greater Ethekwini Municipality have been forced to flee to escape attacks and looting over the past week.
(SABC) Police have used rubber bullets to disperse a crowd in the Durban CBD after violence erupted as foreign nationals retaliated when locals tried to loot their shops. Hundreds of people across the greater Ethekwini Municipality have been forced to flee to escape attacks and looting over the past week. Five people have been killed since the violence started. Foreigners live in fear in Rustenburg:Tuesday 14 April 2015. Shine from Ethiopia says they have seen how protesters take shop owners stock.
(SABC) Foreign nationals running spaza shops around Rustenburg, in the North West are living in fear following attacks on foreigners in other provinces, one of them said on Tuesday. “We do not know whether we are safe. We are living in fears,” says one shopkeeper, identifying himself as Shine from Ethiopia. “It is a matter of time, we will be attacked. Xenophobic attacks scare away investors: Analyst :Tuesday 14 April 2015. The spate of Xenophobic attacks plaguing the country impacts negatively on attracting foreign investment, an analyst says.
(SABC) Xenophobic attacks will take South Africa backwards and stifle its continental integration and development, warns International Relations analyst Siphamandla Zondi. South Africa is the second-strongest economy on the continent and it attracts thousands of refugees and migrants. However, with the ongoing xenophobic attacks the country is portrayed in a bad light and this will scare away investors, according to Zondi. Zondi says the xenophobic attacks are currently gripping the country and are sending out a negative message abroad saying. Zulu King calls for peace amid xenophobic attacks:Sunday 12 April 2015. King Goodwill Zwelithini has denied ever saying that all foreigners should be deported.
(SABC) Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has called on his subjects to stop the attacks on foreign nationals. It is the first time the King has spoken since the violence broke out between foreign nationals and South African citizens. Locals claim they were heeding his call when they attacked the foreigners but the King has denied the comments. King Zwelithini says people must refrain from this behaviour. Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has also defended Zwelithini. Speaking at Amahlongwa on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, Buthelezi made it clear that the King distances himself from such violence.
Hundreds of children have been affected by the violence, and more than 150 people have no shelter. Meanwhile, the Consul-General of Zimbabwe in South Africa, Henry Mukonoshewuro says diplomatic ties between South Africa and Zimbabwe won't be affected by the ongoing xenophobic attacks in KZN. Govt assures foreigners of their safety :Saturday 11 April 2015. Over 2 000 foreign nationals have now been displaced and are sheltered at police stations and camps.
(SABC) State Security Minister David Mahlobo says government will ensure that foreign nationals go back to their communities safely. Mahlobo together with senior government officials, provincial MECs and ministers visited a camp at Isipingo to assess the situation where scores of foreigners are being accommodated after xenophobic attacks. More than 250 foreign nationals are accommodated at the camp. He says the government will guarantee their safety. A tense mood prevails in Umlazi south of Durban. In Durban, xenophobic violence has worsened. IFP leader apologises to foreign nationals for xenophobic attacks:Saturday 4 April 2015. Foreign nationals in Durban who were attacked this week are being housed at Merebank temporarily until they can return to their homes.
Vavi to lead anti-xenophobia march:Tuesday 21 April 2015. The anti-xenophobia march that will take place at the Johannesburg CBD is aimed at projecting a positive image of South Africans.
(ISS) Former General Secretary of Cosatu Zwelinzima Vavi is expected to be at the forefront of a march against xenophobia that will take place on Thursday in the Johannesburg CBD. The march is organised by an emergency coalition of faith-based organisations, universities, unions, social movements and civil society and is expected to draw thousands of people. Representatives of the several groups who will attend the march say they want to project an alternative image of South Africans. They want an image different to that of a nation that kills, terrorises and maims foreign nationals as has been projected in the last two weeks. Musicians sing against xenophobia:Friday 24 April 2015. Artists have teamed up to produce a song against the xenophobic attacks in the country.
(SABC) An anti-xenophobia song by about 30 musicians from around Africa will be launched on Friday. Artists such as Mzwakhe Mbuli, Solly Moholo, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Sello ‘Chicco’ Twala and Zahara teamed up after being tasked by the Department of Arts and Culture to produce a song against the scourge of xenophobic attacks. Seven lives have been lost since the xenophobic violence broke out last week. Hundreds of others have also been displaced. Speaking on SAFM AM Live show, Mbuli says people cannot commit barbarism and human slaughter in their name.
He says the song highlights the artists detest towards xenophobia. The human cost of xenophobia:Thursday 29 January 2015. The looting of foreign owned shops have seen scores of people arrested with one Somali shopowner appearing in court in connection to the death of a 14-year-old boy(SABC) Three months after the South African government announced that it was planning to introduce a controversial stringent application process for refugees seeking asylum in the country, foreign-owned shops are being looted in Soweto and foreign nationals are being subjected to xenophobic attacks again.
The way in which ordinary South Africans embody, misconstrue and then act out the values, and outlook of our socio-political institutions when it comes to the issue of foreign nationals is too remarkable to ignore. Research done by the African Centre for Migration and Society at Wits, shows that government officials and South African citizens often express views that migrants, particularly those from African and other developing countries, take jobs and economic resources away from South Africans.
Xenophobia will cause ‘incredible’ damage to economy:Friday 24 April 2015. Violence against foreign nationals has grabbed local and international headlines. (REUTERS) The South African economic and tourism industries will suffer a major blow following recent violence against foreign nationals, said Protea Group founder and chair Otto Stehlik. Speaking on Friday at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business on how he grew the multi-billion rand empire, Stehlik said: “South Africa is taking a knock, not just from a tourism or travel perspective, but from an economic perspective.”
“Our economy is not doing well,” he said. Zuma to travel the country to preach anti-xenophobia message :Sunday 19 April 2015. President Jacob Zuma has appointed three ministers to spearhead government's response to the xenophobic attacks. (SABC) President Jacob Zuma will travel across the country in hopes to bring an end to threats against foreign nationals. President Zuma has appointed Gigaba, State Security Minister David Mahlobo and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko to spearhead government's response to the attacks.
Police are also trying to establish the origins of SMS’s making rounds in the country, threatening foreign nationals. Ayanda Mhlongo gives latest on Durban's xenophobic attacks. Ministers visited xenophobic attacks areas south of Durban. Xenophobic attacks spreads from Umlazi to Kwamashu. Government urged to take action against xenophobic attacks.