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Brand South Africa joins the rest of the country in condemning the acts of violence that have been levelled against some foreign national residing in some of the nine provinces of South Africa.

We assure all our partners in the continent that South Africa stands firmly against all intolerances such as racism, xenophobia, homophobia and sexism. As such security forces are hard at work around the clock to protect vulnerable communities in the country.The country remains true to its founding ethos that any problems or issues of concern by South African citizens must be resolved peacefully and through dialogue.

Brand South Africa assures our partners that South Africans are generally not xenophobic; this is attested to by the high number of foreign nationals who have been successfully integrated into communities all over our country, in towns, cities and villages.Preliminary work done towards resolving this current challenge indicates that the root causes are socio-economic issues that have been raised and are being attended to by all South African role players.

Brand South Africa expresses its sincere sympathies to the regrettable loss of lives and injuries suffered during this unfortunate occurrence.We are one Africa bound by many areas of commonalities and our spirit of UBUNTU (humanity – I am because you are) will prevail even under the trying circumstances.

Issued by:

Ms. Alice Puoane

Acting Chief Executive Officer

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  1. South African businesses -monopolies are taking our jobs across the continent.It’s time to start supporting other African businesses….I say no to South african business.

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    • Let them arrest the Zulu king together with Jacob Zuma’s son since there comments are what led to the to the current attacks.

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    • The problem is that the common South African has no idea that the South African economy is where it is largely because most of its products, other than precious minerals, are consumed on the African market. If they knew that the benefits from other Africans into South Africa far outweigh what the migrants may be taking out, they would pause to think before killing their African partners.

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    • Where are the “other African businesses” ? You’re lucky there’s South Africa. Not only do they invest in your countries and creating jobs but they are also taking in millions of your hustlers who are taking the jobs of poor South Africans.

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    • This brand South Africa is just exactly that BRANDING. Explain why you even have a word Kwere-kwere? Explain why most African countries dont have a similar term? Explain why Chinese, Indians, Portuguese, French, British are not referred to as Kwere-kwere. Answer and deal those 3 questions and you have starting point. Whats so funny is that they were indoctrined to hate foreigners (which according to them only applies to BLACK Africans) by apartheid to ensure they didn’t get help from African states in their struggle but the savages cant see that. But expecting analysis from a savage is too great an expectation.

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    • @Goncalves, it is this kind of thinking that makes South Africa think they are indispensable; in case you don’t understand economic dynamics, South Africa can easily become irrelevant. It is up to all African countries to learn from European countries how to avoid savage 18th century behaviour to solve today’s problems. For your own information, there are many people who are opting to go direct China, Thailand, Taiwan and Dubai to get their stock. Who are now going to India for cardiac operations……

      All I am saying we appreciate what South Africa can bring to the table but if South Africa has ideas time will tell.

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    • Me too, I agree that we do away with South African businesses and focus on our own. As Putin has stated, it will help us to accelerate with developing our own. We can’t continue being insulted by South Africans and their bragging that we can’t make anything not even sanitary towels for our girls and women

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    • “I thought I should share this article with you, in as much as I do not support xenophobic attacks it’s not a South African thing, it’s a human thing, it has happen before in other countries, our leaders should have known better, and put systems in place……

      In 1957, after Ghana gained independence, many Nigerians began migrating to Ghana. Kwame Nkrumah’s Convention People’s Party (CPP) had maintained a liberal immigration policy because of his pan-Africanist ideology and his desire for Ghana to be in the forefront of African unity. For example, in the 1960 census, immigrants particularly Nigerians made up 12 percent of the Ghanaian population of 8.4 million people. The relationship became sour when the influx of immigrants began to shift the demographics of the country, which…

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    • From Lusaka Times

      Dear South Africa

      This is not Xenophobia, this is Afrophobia.

      You bring down statues of hate and yet you build the biggest statue of all. To kill the very people who helped liberate you. You have made this soil a monument of hatred for your brother.

      We trained Mandela, we funded and armed uMkhonto we Sizwe. Chief Albert Luthuli was born in what is now Zimbabwe.

      The Greek lives safely in this country
      The Asian lives safely in this country
      The American lives safely in this country
      The English
      The Dutch
      The Jewish
      The Indian lives safely in this country

      Yet the brother who shares your story, the very sisters who share your bloodline. This is who you burn on the streets, axe and slaughter. You are divided against yourselves and that has always been…

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  2. barbarians and animals yet to evolve as their DNA hasnt fully developed

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    • For sureSouth Africans are blood thirsty barbarians. I could not watch the video of that person they were burning alive. For whatever reason, that was not human. And they were all standing and watching. Those people honestly are animals so evil. Anormal person can’t do such a thing

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  3. South African blacks are so jealous and evil to other black Africans doing better than them. How come they are not killing Chinese and whites that have businesses in their country.
    Every time i traveled on transit thru S. Africa to Europe and the rest of the world i always felt discriminated by fellow black africans at the airport in Jo’burg. I have always said South African blacks are evil.
    They surely deserved the treatment the got from racist boers.. maybe its best to bring back apartheid to that those savage Zulus.

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    • The time we lived in South Africa, I remember the strategy we developed for crossing the border either at beit bridge or jam smuts,,,,,
      aim for a white manned immigration desk. We were legal immigrants by the way

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    • It is their country and they expect to be treated better. Don’t you Zambians complain of foreigners who are brought in to take jobs that Zambians can do? Imagine if a million foreigners came into Zambia and started competing with Zambians for market stands and jobs? Of course you would be pissed ! Africa should stop exporting its unemployed people to South Africa otherwise we will always have these outbreaks of barbarism.

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  4. This resembles a Muslim condemning extremists after they have committed acts of terrorism destroying people ‘s lives and property in the name of Islam and yet the perpetrators of such heinous acts live among them!!! If South Africans are not violent and xenophobic why are they not demonstrating in their numbers against these acts?It’s lip service only, talk and yet behind one could even be stocking the fires!!Mobilise and demonstrate if you mean it and take your government to task to flush out illegals instead of leaving law enforcement in the hands ill informed and non- educated and thus disadvantaged individuals!!As things we believe South Africa is a backward violent country.

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  5. I agree. Not all South Africans are xenophobic. Even non Zulus died a lot thru the Nkhata Zulu. It is better to say that some South Africans are xenophobic just as some Zambians are very filthy. Even Julius Malema had strong words against Zuma. So let us not demonise all South Africans.

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  6. It is no longer sufficient to speak on behalf of a mob of savage, and very simple-minded population. 2008 was already one too many. What? This is six years later and all we hear is political statements. I believe the style of management and leadership has been overtaken by modernity. We really must match our statements with something more tangible that will ensure when anything happens again it is a bolt from the blue and not a repeat of something we already spoke against six years ago. That, Brand SA, is my message to you. It is water off the duck’s back – it resolves nothing! We need tangible actions on the ground.

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  7. I haven’t recovered from the image of that woman who was stripped naked and then the savage people took turns raining rocks on her head until she died a slow painful death. While this was going on police drove by and did nothing.

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  8. So if one says not all white people are racists does it take away racism? Same difference neh (as you guys say)

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  9. Illiteracy will never spare us africans. The greatest enemy of an african is his fellow african. In circumstances like these I even feel embarassed to identify myself as an african. Thats why the whites will never stop calling us monkeys, for our mental retardation.

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    • If someone attacks your family with axes, do you need to consult before retaliating???Better to fight back or you end up being killed. If we started killing South Africans here, they will realize that they too can be killed and that’s our defense. Defend by attacking!!!

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  10. Someone tell these ignorant lot that without other African countries, they wouldn’t even have a country they call South Africa today. Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia to name a few sacrificed and did everything to support their struggle against the ruthless Apartheid regime… and they did at great risk to their own existence. At worst they would all have been driven out to perish into the sea implying they probably wouldn’t exist today. So this black on black violence is really shameful. Zuma needs to remind them about this recent history. Perhaps they don’t even know the ANC was headquartered in Lusaka. Statements by Zuma so far are disappointing… he needs to be very firm.

    Perhaps these cowards need to attack their own politicians and their own white masters.

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    • @ Maverick I couldn’t agree more. @ Gonclave from the comments here it seems you have no clue about SA. In relation to the jobs being taken up by Zambians, Zimbabweans, Mozambique etc, these are readily available in SA due to their black empowerment scheme that has existed since apartheid. Therefore fellow Africans are not taking any jobs from black south African’s, they themselves are not taking them up and have a dependency syndrome. South Africans will happily go to other African countries, set up shop and live in peace. Also if you look at the continent, SA are currently facing power issues, present xenophobia attacks, an economy that is set to grow between 1-2%. Gonclave, the continent s bigger than SA and other segments, a young population are doing much better……..

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  11. These South Africans are committing crimes against humanity. The United Nations, the African Union, etc need to bring these criminals to Justice immediately starting with Zulu King Zwelithini and President Zuma who seem to be condoning these barbaric acts against humanity. President Obama should lead sanctions against South Africa. South Africa deserves serious sanctions immediately to teach them a lesson that in many ways they depend on other countries and other nationalities. These barbarians are so myopic. All people of conscious should start a systematic boycott of South African goods and services! Investors should boycott this barbaric country!

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    • @Kasonde you are very right. All mining companies led by leaders of conscious should boycott the Mining Indaba in 2016 unless it is hosted in another country. I’m a regular at the Mining Indaba. I’ll not attend it anymore in solidarity with the innocent children who were set on fire by these barbarians. I’ll attend mining conferences in other countries. More of such events usually hosted in South Africa should be boycotted. Imagine it is your child who was tied, poured petrol and set on fire?

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  12. These are rubbish rants from this Alis. Whom does she think we are? Is it not clear that her Country people are becoming more xenophobic? Please spare us with your rubbish rants…shame on you.

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  13. The boers who actually built that economy should take it back. it’s been handed to savages. who would have thought that the natives would be worse than the boer. This world!! how kaunda and the rest of the post independence leaders wasted time and resources fighting for their freedom. shame!!

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  14. Julius Malema has his faults but on this one he is right. pointing the finger at Zuma, Zuma’s son and that Zulu king. These are the people who are supposed to lead by example but are not doing so.

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  15. Some south Africans here make us believe what Scott said that they are backward. that economy was built by the whites so stop taking credit for something you didn’t build. just condemn the violence and ask for forgiveness instead of justifying evil. The same borders they talk about were imposed by the white man. uneducated savages.

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  16. “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.”

    These products of aperthied/monsters/satans children/barbarians who are attacking and killing fellow human beings will turn on white pipo nxt.

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