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21 April, 2015
Controversial Bishop Paul Verryn‚ Professor Adam Habib, vice-chancellor at University of the Witwatersrand and expelled Congress of South African Trade Unions general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, are among those confirmed to address the People’s March Against Xenophobia‚ which takes place in Johan
21 April, 2015
Government has launched an ambitious campaign to prevent future outbreaks of xenophobic violence‚ aimed at changing the way South Africans think about foreigners.
21 April, 2015
International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will meet ambassadors and diplomats from other African countries to discuss the latest wave of xenophobic attacks in the country.
15 April, 2015
The Malawian government states that it would help repatriate its citizens from South Africa following an outbreak of xenophobic violence in Durban that has left four people dead.  
15 April, 2015
Nigeria and the world marked the first anniversary of Boko Haram's abduction of 219 schoolgirls with protest marches, candlelit vigils and pledges of solidarity.  
13 April, 2015
Zimbabwe's Ministry of Health is currently gathering evidence on acceptance of a new Cupid Female Condom before rolling it out.
13 April, 2015
Amnesty International (AI) has called on the Zimbabwean authorities to ‘urgently’ step up their search efforts for abducted journalist and pro-democracy activist Itai Dzamara and update the public on any progress so far, a month after his enforced disappearance.
13 April, 2015
Poverty reduction, inequality and unemployment are expected to take a centre stage as the 14th session of the Africa-Nordic foreign ministers dialogue enters its second and final day at Mookgopong in Limpopo. 
13 April, 2015
The African Diaspora Forum has compared xenophobia to apartheid. The Forum’s chairperson, Marc Gbaffou, points out that, “If people are being chased and burnt because of their origins, means we are facing a huge challenge.”
13 April, 2015
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) has again called on the minister of transport to establish an independent body to look into what it regards as the lack of a strong approach by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) to hold construction companies to account for al
13 April, 2015
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has called for the Executive Ethics Act to be amended so that "the president cannot be a judge in his own case."
13 April, 2015
Is the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) ‘an agent of the Broederbond…a gatekeeper for white supremacist ideology?’
13 April, 2015
Mobile network operator, Cell C, is set to enter the LTE race in South Africa after announcing a plan to invest R8 billion in a next generation broadband network.
13 April, 2015
Senior lecturer of trauma and violence at University of the Witwatersrand, Dr Malusi Langa, says violent protests in the country are an indication of deep seated problems that South Africans need to talk openly about.
13 April, 2015
Cape Town mayor, Patricia De Lille, has announced that the more than 200-year-old Old Granary building is set to get a R30 million facelift at a luncheon held by the Desmond Tutu Peace Trust, which will be donating R12m towards the refurbishment.

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