The roots of this violence and anti-immigrant sentiments run deep and a mélange of factors collide, dissolve and divide, often crisscrossing social, economic and political lines.
Both countries step up security as deadly attacks on foreign-owned stores in Johannesburg spark reprisals against South African businesses in Nigerian cities.
Country hit by new wave of violence targeting foreign nationals and their businesses.
Ben Said, 45, drowned while on holiday with his family in Mozambique on Monday afternoon. He recently rejoined the South African eNCA channel as the director of news.
Flying the country's apartheid-era flag in public discriminates against non-white people and violates equality laws, a judge ruled, confining the flag's display to artistic and journalistic uses.
Amla finished as South Africa's second highest run-scorer in test cricket behind Jacques Kallis and the third highest in one-day internationals behind Kallis and AB de Villiers.
Caster Semenya says she will not defend her 800m title at the World Championships in September.
The army says Muslim women will be allowed to wear headscarves with their uniforms as part of an interim agreement while talks continue with the Muslim Judicial Council.
Former prominent South African footballer Marc Batchelor, was shot dead on Monday night near his Johannesburg home.
Jacob Zuma testified at a judicial enquiry into the alleged looting of state funds while he was in power, including a web of deals involving government officials, the wealthy Gupta family and state-owned companies.
Semenya's inclusion is dependent on the outcome of her appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa cut cabinet ministers from 36 to 28 to tackle "bloated" government and improve efficiency while appointing more women in cabinet to achieve gender diversity.
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