Special Report: Gauteng Xenophobic Attacks February 2017

Over the past two years, xenophobic violence has claimed lives and destroyed property in communities across South Africa. Nearly 70 people have died, over 100 have been assaulted, close to 600 shops have been looted and over 10,000 people have been displaced due to xenophobic incidents between January 2015 and January 2017. This special report provides a timeline of xenophobic events in Gauteng province during February 2017. Information is based predominantly on media reports1 as well as reports from Xenowatch partners which include the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

February 2017 Xenowatch Special Report

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