[Legalbrief] The death penalty may have been abolished since 1995, but in many parts of SA it is still alive and flourishing, in the form of public executions. That much is clear from official police crime statistics, published last week.
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[New Frame] Zweli Ndaba is the chair of the Sisonke People’s Forum. He penned the flyer that spurred hostel dwellers and truck drivers to take part in the shutdown that led to xenophobic attacks in Gauteng.
[Deutsche Welle] South Africans need to take a long, hard look at themselves and stop blaming foreigners for their country’s woes, says South African journalist Shaazia Ebrahim.
[Deutsche Welle] South Africa has temporarily closed its embassies in Abuja and Lagos following retaliatory violence carried out against South African businesses in Nigeria.
[Nation] Kenyans are among victims of arson, looting and physical attacks in the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
[Nyasa Times] Government is urging local transporters and road travellers to suspend their trips to South Africa in view of xenophobic attacks until such a time that the security situation improves.
[Africa Check] The murder of a university student in South Africa has led to national soul searching and debate over violence against women. Africa Check summarises the available research on the issue.
[UN News] Voicing great concern over a sharp increase in the killing and maiming of children in Mali due to ongoing fighting and instability, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners on Tuesday, called on all warring parties to stop attacks and “keep them out of harm’s way”.