Tag: xenophobia

SMEs find going tough as SA’s economy contracts

Retail Capital has revealed a study that 90 per cent of SME's are struggling to stay afloat in these tough economic times. The study dived into every aspect including macroeconomic challenges such as Eskom, indebted consumers and xenophobia. Retail Capital CEO, Karl Westvig joins CNBC Africa to break this down further.

Op-Ed: Africa urgently needs a shared identity for its $3trn free trade club to work, could music be a unifier?

The recent xenophobic violence in South Africa and the reprisal attacks in other African countries targeting South Africa makes African integration hang in the balance.

Why this Nigerian chose to stay when others fled xenophobic attacks in SA

Last week in the midst of xenophobic attacks, hundreds of Nigerians went home. But, for some, South Africa has been home for them for over ten years. CNBC Africa’s Karabo Letlhatlha spoke to Nigerian Designer, OJ Chijioke who chose to stay.

Op-Ed: A tourism outlook on the looting of shops and xenophobia

Personal safety and security for tourists in South Africa is a challenge, that impacts on the competitiveness of South Africa negatively.

CEOs of MTN’s Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire units are stepping down

MTN Group Ltd said on Tuesday the chief executive officers of its Zambian and Cote d’Ivoire units would step down at the end of the month.

Albert Muchanga on how mutual tolerance is key in trade, xenophobia & Africa’s shared future

As the World Economic Forum on Africa focuses on shaping inclusive growth and shared futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution – to explore ways the continent can mitigate headwinds like xenophobia to advance trade in its shared future, Commissioner for Trade and Industry at the African Union Commission (AUC), Albert Muchanga joins CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop and Kenneth Igbomor for more.

How job uncertainty in South Africa is driving anti-migrant attitudes

One of the major problems facing South Africa is anti-immigrant violence. The seriousness of this problem was highlighted in a recent report on hate crime in the country. These kinds of hate crime...

In South Africa, immigration feeds corrupt officials and race hate

In 2010 police in Johannesburg shot Justin Ejimkonye, a Nigerian migrant, in the leg. The reason why is unclear: It took the police 18 months to charge Ejimkonye with any crime. When...