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Zuma cancels Indonesia trip due to Xenophobic violence

Today at 14:30, SAST

President Jacob Zuma will not be present when the Africa-Asia summit kicks-off in Indonesia next week.

More cops to be deployed to Xenophobic violence hotspots

Today at 13:40, SAST

More than 30 people have been arrested overnight, as attacks on foreign nationals continued in informal settlements and the Johannesburg CBD.

Martin Luther King had a dream, Maimane has a vision

Today at 12:32, SAST

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has kicked-off his campaign to fill Helen Zille's post at the party's Western Cape provincial congress.

Maimane to contest DA leadership race

Today at 09:05, SAST

Mmusi Maimane has accepted nomination to stand as the Democratic Alliance's leader, saying it is his chance to "restore hope" in the country's future.

Concerned King Zwelithini will bid to stop the xenophobic attacks

Yesterday at 14:25, SAST

KZN premier Senzo Mchunu has announced that Zwelithini is concerned about the attacks and will meet with traditional leaders in a bid to stop them.

Cabinet condemns attacks on foreign nationals

Yesterday at 13:05, SAST

Ministers have condemned the attacks on foreign nationals and Cyril Ramaphosa says discussions with the Zulu king are taking place.

Xenophobia: Why are South African's behaving in this manner?

Yesterday at 12:04, SAST

Many foreign nationals in South Africa say the xenophobic attacks are worse than the activities they experience in their own fraught countries.

ANALYSIS: Are foreign nationals stealing jobs in South Africa?

Yesterday at 11:58, SAST

International migrants are often accused of stealing jobs from locals in South Africa. But new data presents a far more nuanced picture.

Anything is possible at the Underground Library


Conquering learning disabilities and shyness, the library in Mohlakeng on Johannesburg's West Rand makes magic happen for children.

Zuma straddles SA's bitter xenophobic divide


Political parties tied themselves in knots in Parliament as xenophobic violence raged on South Africa's streets.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


Police 'foil Melbourne terror plot'

Today at 09:08, SAST

Australian police charge a teenager in connection with what they say was an Islamic State-inspired plot to attack a World War One centenary event.

Many dead in Afghanistan bank blast

Today at 14:46, SAST

Islamic State says it carried out a suicide bomb attack that killed at least 33 people and injured 100 in the east Afghan city of Jalalabad.

Source: BBC News


West Africa: World Bank Increases Aid to Ebola-Hit West Africa

Yesterday at 16:49, SAST

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Washington -The Ebola crisis and the collapse of Sierra Leone's mining industry are devastating the economies of West Africa, the World Bank said on Friday in announcing a major increase in aid.

Kenya: Anti-Terror Border Wall Sparks Heated Debate

Today at 15:36, SAST

[IRIN] Nairobi -Kenya this week began building a barrier along its entire border with Somalia, in a purported effort to prevent incursions by fighters from al-Shabab, an insurgency based mainly in Somalia which has carried out numerous attacks in ...

Source: All Africa


Eskom gets new acting CEO

Yesterday at 14:45, SAST

Transnet chief Brian Molefe has been appointed as acting chief executive of Eskom, while the power utility added a stage four to its load shedding schedule.

Nigeria threatens to boot SA firms

Yesterday at 13:53, SAST

Nigeria has threatened to kick South African businesses out of the country if the SA government does not halt the attacks against African foreign nationals.