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‘South Africa is a soft target for foreign criminals’: Herman Mashaba

“We have become like a soft target for foreign criminals fleeing their countries.” These were the words of The People’s Dialogue founder Herman Mashaba, who spoke out about illegal immigration

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‘Using national security as grounds to deport refugees reminiscent of apartheid’

The Home Affairs Minister can now deport or detain asylum seekers on the grounds of ‘national security’ at his own discretion. Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has called into question

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China commends South Africa for successful efforts in keeping Novel Coronavirus out of the country

The Portfolio Committee on Tourism and the Portfolio Committee on Health today received a briefing from the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on the impact of

Should Nigeria have released Boko Haram suspects?

The Nigerian government recently announced that it had released about 1,400 Boko Haram suspects. The reason given was they had repented and were to be re-integrated into society. The government said the

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How to turn the tide against South Africa’s crime wave

In February last year South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that his government would pursue five fundamental goals over the next decade. One of these was particularly bold, namely that violent crime

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African countries aren’t borrowing too much: they’re paying too much for debt

There is renewed concern about the sustainability of rising debt levels in many African countries. Much of this debt is being incurred through foreign currency denominated Eurobonds issued on international financial markets. The total value

Diaspora voting right: Hope rises ahead of 2023

The long wait by Nigerians living abroad to participate in elections in the country may soon be over given the hint by Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon.

President Buhari Sets Up Committee To ‘Study’ US Travel Ban

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday established a committee to “study and address” the recent US visa ban on Nigerians. The committee will be chaired by the Minister of Interior, Rauf

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Illegal foreigners have rights: Diaspora forum

JOHANNESBURG – Illegal foreigners in South Africa have rights that should be respected. That’s the word from the African Diaspora Forum. It’s described the clampdown on foreigners in Diepsloot as

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Nigeria, South Africa to partner on security

Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi, has expressed the commitment of the Federal Government to bilateral cooperation with South Africa, especially in the areas of security and intelligence. Dingyadi,