Recent violence has escalated, compelling several nations to issue travel advisories.
Black citizens of the struggling country are attacking illegal aliens from other African nations. The media refer to the attacks as "xenophobic."
Jobs are scarce and the incursion of unwanted migrants is compelling natives to discourage further immigration by attacking those already in South Africa.
Due to its innovative white minority population, South Africa has the second largest economy after Nigeria. Nonetheless, about 70 percent of the nation's population under age 35 is unemployed [source].
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Several countries are warning those who want to travel to South Africa of the recent xenophobic attacks that have been rampant in KwaZulu-Natal and Johannesburg.
The Australian High Commission on their website informs travellers of the recent increase in attacks on foreign nationals in the two provinces.
Other countries to issue warnings include China, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.
The new warnings were issued from 17 April.
Travellers planning to head to South Africa have been warned to exercise a "high degree of caution" in the country due to the high level of serious crime.
They informing travellers people of the increase in the number of attacks on foreign nationals from other African countries.
The areas of KwaMashu and Umlazi have been specifically highlighted as the trouble areas.
Should travellers find themselves in South Africa, they're warned that targeted victims as well as bystanders have been killed in these attacks.
Travellers are urged to monitor media reports about the incidents and to avoid the areas where the attacks are likely to occur.
At least seven people have been killed in South Africa’s latest flare-up of xenophobia.
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