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South Africa Violence

Why The Deadly Attacks Against Foreigners In South Africa Come As No Surprise

Posted 04.30.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. This week, we spoke with Loren Landau about xeno...

Immigrants Describe Facing Threats And Violence In South Africa

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 04.19.2015 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Fearful immigrants in South Africa who fled their homes because of threats and deadly attacks by South Africans said Sunday they...

Anti-Immigrant Violence Spreads In South Africa

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 04.18.2015 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president on Saturday canceled a foreign trip in order to deal with a wave of attacks on immigrants that have kil...

Thousands Displaced After Deadly Anti-Immigrant Violence In South Africa

AP | LYNSEY CHUTEL | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 2,000 foreigners have sought shelter in refugee camps in the coastal city of Durban after deadly attacks on immigrants...

South African Prison Rape Survivors Speak Out for the First Time

Emily Nagisa Keehn | Posted 02.07.2015 | Impact
Emily Nagisa Keehn

Thanks to Vincent, Francois and Thabo, South African prisoner rape survivors have, for the first time, been given a human face.

3 Women A Day Killed By A Partner In South Africa

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 11.11.2013 | World

JOHANNESBURG -- Reeva Steenkamp, the model and law graduate shot and killed by Oscar Pistorius, was statistically just one of three women killed on Va...

Oscar Pistorius Put Faith In Guns In Violent South Africa

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2013 | Sports

By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG, Feb 14 (Reuters) - When armed robbers burst into John Kullman's Johannesburg home last year, putting a pi...

Rapper Convicted Of Killing Schoolchildren

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 12.16.2012 | World

JOHANNESBURG -- A court in South Africa found a hip-hop star guilty Tuesday of the murder of four schoolchildren in a drag-race crash that had victims...

Relatives Grieve For Miners Murdered In South Africa

AP | NQOBILE NTSHANGASE and EMOKE BEBIAK | Posted 10.23.2012 | World

MARIKANA, South Africa — A fiery politician cast out of the ruling party Thursday hijacked the main memorial service for 34 striking miners kill...

Rape Caught On Video

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 04.18.2012 | World

JOHANNESBURG -- When a 17-year-old girl said to have the mental capacity of a 5-year-old was reported missing four weeks ago in the sprawling South Af...

South African Judge Locks Up Killers Of Openly Gay Woman

Posted 02.01.2012 | World

Activists in South Africa are commending a judge's decision to sentence four men convicted of killing an openly gay lesbian to 18 years in prison, Age...

Media freedom and violence prevention

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

This post originally appeared on the Conflict and Development blog on September 1, 2010. True believers in press freedom. Photo: Brooks Kraft/Sygma...

World Cup Nerves Rattle as Racial Tensions Boil in South Africa

Alan Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alan Black

In two months, the World Cup is set to arrive in South Africa. But the country has internal and neighbor problems that could see a violent display from any number of angry groups.

Thousands Of South African Protesters Clash With Police

IOL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Several protesters were injured by rubber bullets as thousands of municipal workers took to the streets on Monday to demand better pay, harassing hawk...