South Africa

Fear of xenophobic attacks persists in South Africa

South African government blamed by foreign African nationals in Durban of not doing enough to help or protect them.


Xenophobia is no Trump card

Donald Trump's xenophobia will not win him the Republican nomination.

by Hatem Bazian

Humanitarian crises

Displaced face uncertain future as S Africa camp closes

About 200 displaced foreign nationals say they have nowhere to go as local government says it will shut camp on Tuesday.


S Africa arrests hundreds of migrants in crackdown

Authorities deny security crackdown, in which 1,650 migrants have been arrested, is fanning xenophobic sentiment.

Human Rights

S Africa deports hundreds of Mozambican nationals

At least 400 people removed in raids targeting foreign nationals, drawing ire from activists.


South Africa under scrutiny for 'state xenophobia'

Police accused of heavy-handed tactics as foreigners are rounded up in a massive 'crime operation' across country.

Human Rights

Church housing refugees raided by S African police

At least 400 foreign nationals arrested in Johannesburg in joint operation described as a "crime-prevention clean-up".


South Africans have never really wanted Nigerians

The Nigerian government simply has to make Nigeria more attractive to Nigerians.

by Fisayo Soyombo

Xenophobia Attacks

Pictures of xenophobia in South Africa

Strained by unemployment, relations between locals and foreigners have deteriorated into deadly violence.

South Africa

Is South Africa taking xenophobia seriously?

Beneath the display of condemnation there is an ambiguity in Jacob Zuma's government response to xenophobia.

Human Rights

Hundreds of Malawians leave South Africa after attacks

Dozens of buses used to carry citizens back to Malawi, amid fears xenophobic violence and intimidation would continue.

South Africa

Plea for justice after S Africa anti-migrant violence

Family of one victim of xenophobic rage whose murder in Johannesburg was caught on camera tells of loss.

The Listening Post

South Africa, xenophobia and the media

The politics and coverage of xenophobia in South Africa; and TV regulation in the UK ahead of a contentious election.