Xenophobia

  • Africa & World

    Xenophobic tensions surge in SA with rising unemployment

    AS the coronavirus outbreak has slammed the South African economy and pushed unemployment to a 17-year high, it’s awakened a recurrent social demon: xenophobia. Anti-immigrant groups have staged demonstrations in recent months in Johannesburg, the biggest city, and in Pretoria, the capital, demanding the mass deportation of foreigners. The provincial government of Gauteng, the nation’s economic hub, wants to pass…

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  • Africa & World

    South African police requests army to help deal with attacks on trucks

    POLICE in South Africa have asked the army in the country to help them curb a rapidly escalating series of attacks on truckers on one of the region’s major road arteries. There have been numerous attacks on trucks along the key road linking greater Johannesburg and Durban, on South Africa’s south-eastern Indian Ocean coastline. In the last week alone, over…

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  • Africa & World

    SA’s terror gangs warn that ANY truck will be attacked

    TENSIONS in the South African trucking industry have reached boiling point after a 45-year-old truck driver was shot and killed on Monday night.  On Tuesday, Gauteng police spokesperson Capt Kay Makhubele said they were investigating a case of murder, attempted murder and malicious damage to property following an incident in Leondale, Alberton, where a man was shot and killed, another…

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