Media: Officials and Xenophobia

3 06 2009
3 June, 2009
Anna Majavu (Source: Sowethan – print edition)

The police, political leaders, and government officials are not taking the growing wave of xenophobia seriously, and are even “colluding with local business” to make sure that xenophobic attacks against so-called foreign traders go unpunished.

That is the view of xenophobia expert, and director of the University of the Witwatersrand’s Forced Migration Studies unit, Dr Loren Landau. Read the rest of this entry »

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Media: Leader held on violence charge

3 06 2009
June 02, 2009 Edition 1
NOMANGESI MBIZA
Source: Cape Argus

A community leader has been arrested and charged with public violence after a clash between police and a group of people who have been sleeping on an open field in Macassar Village.

Their informal dwellings were dismantled by the city’s anti-land invasion unit last month. Read the rest of this entry »