South Africa’s unemployment has risen to its highest in 14 years, with agriculture and informal sectors shedding jobs and more people refraining from job hunting in the first quarter — a sign that the country’s economy may be headed for recession.
The Congress of South African Trade Unions, COSATU, a federation of all the trade unions in the country, has called for President Jacob Zuma to step down, saying that he was no longer the “right person” to lead the country.
South Africa’s Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, launched an unprecedented verbal attack on President Zuma, saying that he was not in support of the cabinet reshuffle.
Some Nigerian real estate agents in Turffontein, South Africa, have been attacked by local residents who claim that they were hijacking their houses.
The Western Cape High Court in South Africa has found renowned artist Zwelethu Mthethwa guilty of murder of 23-year-old sex worker Nokuphila Kumalo.
South African president, Jacob Zuma has announced a ban on nine fellow Southern African countries, and a deportation plan for those resident in South Africa who are found to have engaged in crime.
“For Africa and South Africa, the pursuit of togetherness, care, warm reception towards and hospitality to others are some of the enduring attributes and essence of the Ubuntu spirit. It is unacceptable that foreigners, migrants, refugees and Asylum Seekers are labeled criminals as a justification to subject them to extra-judicial actions.
The Senate resolved to among other things lead a delegation of Nigerian Legislators to the South African parliament to address the issue of Xenophobia.
An anti-immigration march is underway in South Africa’s capital Pretoria, following a spate of attacks targeting homes and shops owned by foreigners in the capital.
Following renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa,the Nigerian government has called on the African Union, AU, as well as the South African government to ensure the protection of Nigerians as well as other Africans in the country.