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2015-04-18 Zuma Cancels Foreign Visit Over Attacks
[] Pretoria -President Jacob Zuma has cancelled his state visit to Indonesia in order to attend to matters relating to attacks on foreign nationals.

2015-04-18 Johannesburg Braced for More Anti-Immigrant Violence
[Al Jazeera] Scenes of looted stores are greeting Johannesburg residents in South Africa as police assist foreign nationals to safety in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, following a second day of violence.

2015-04-19 Zuma Calls On Foreigners to Stay Despite Xenophobic Violence
[Deutsche Welle] After two weeks of xenophobic protest, South Africa's president has appealed to foreigners to stay in the country. He also urged churches to pray for peace and friendship.

2015-04-18 A Response to Afrophobia - #boycott South Africa
[The Daily Vox] Author ZUKISWA WANNER is tired of crying in helplessness every time attacks against foreign nationals erupt. She wants our government to act - and suggests the way to force action is to #boycottSouthAfrica

2015-04-18 Xenophobic Attacks - President-Elect Supports FG's Steps
[Guardian] The President-elect, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday expressed full support to the steps taken by the Nigerian government to protect its citizens from xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

2015-04-19 Mujuru - Killing of Zimbabweans in South Africa Shows Mugabe Has Failed
[New Zimbabwe] FORMER vice president Joice Mujuru says images of Zimbabweans being brutalised in South Africa have ruined the country's 35th Independence celebrations as they show that "we have failed somehow".

2015-04-18 South Africans Urged to Build a United Nation
[] Pretoria - Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called on South Africans to build a cohesive nation.

2015-04-19 Xenophobia - South Africans Defy Zuma's Appeal, Loot Shops
[Independent (Lagos)] The violent attacks on foreigners, which began in Durban, South Africa, last week has spread to Johannesburg despite the appeal by President Jacob Zuma for peace and anti-xenophobia protest organised Thursday by some indigenes of Durban.

2015-04-19 Stage 1 Load Shedding Underway
[] Eskom says stage 1 load shedding, which started at 8am, is expected to continue until 10pm.

2015-04-19 Govt Backs Community Broadcasters
[] Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says government will continue to nurture its relationship with community broadcasters, and has to date supported the sector with over R400 million.

2015-04-19 Leaders Called to Unite Against Attacks On Foreign Nationals
[] Oudtshoorn -Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on leaders from all sectors to unite and contribute to quelling violence against foreign nationals in their respective areas.

2015-04-19 Cabinet Welcomes Successful Zim State Visit
[] Pretoria - Cabinet has welcomed the successful state visit by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, which saw the signing of five agreements between the two countries.

2015-04-19 A Prayer for Peace
[] President Jacob Zuma has called on all churches to lead the nation in praying for peace and friendship in the wake of violence against foreign nationals occurring in some parts of the country.

2015-04-18 Zuma Visits Displaced Migrants
[SA Govt] President Jacob Zuma has called upon all churches to lead the nation in praying for peace and friendship tomorrow, after a few areas in the country experienced violence against foreign nationals.

2015-04-19 Development of Integrated National Nutrition Plan Approved
[] Pretoria -Cabinet has approved the development of an integrated National Nutrition Plan for South Africa which holistically addresses nutrition for children under five.

2015-04-19 Health Professionals Condemn Attacks On Foreign Nationals
[] The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has added its voice to the widespread condemnation of the violent attacks directed towards foreign nationals.

2015-04-19 Unesco Commends Developments in Education
[] Pretoria -The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) says South Africa has reached a number of milestones in education since it formulated its first White Paper on the Development of Education and Training in 1995.

2015-04-19 Cabinet Commends Izimbizo Public Participation
[] Pretoria -Cabinet has thanked all South Africans who participated in National Imbizo Focus Week.

2015-04-19 Gauteng Takes Stand Against Attacks On Foreign Nationals
[] Pretoria -Gauteng acting Premier Qedani Mahlangu on Friday met with mayors in the province over the recent attacks on foreign nationals.

2015-04-19 Bicycles to Help EC Learners Get to School
[] Pretoria -Transport Deputy Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga and Eastern Cape Transport and Safety MEC Weziwe Tikana will on Monday donate 100 bicycles to learners from Nobangile Senior Secondary School.

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