Decades after the end of apartheid, life has failed to improve for many black South Africans. Crime rates in Cape Town’s poor districts are extremely high. Gangs control the streets.
African countries are imposing lockdowns to curb COVID-19, a race in the right direction. But it is bad news for the neglected poor and small businesses across the continent, writes DW's Isaac Mugabi.
Refugees in Cape Town are protesting increased xenophobia. But demonstrations have been violently broken up and now migrants are seeking shelter in an overcrowded church, reports Adrian Kriesch.
Criminality seems to have become an established part of society in the rainbow nation. Murder, rape and xenophobia have painted a dark picture of South Africa. The country is searching for solutions — but will they work?
Police in Cape Town using water cannon have dispersed scores of migrants who'd camped for weeks outside a UN refugee office after deadly riots. South African media showed small children among those dragged away.
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