There have been at least 88 very violent demonstrations from January 1 2011 to May 5 2012 LOGGED ON THIS WEBSITE ALONE in which white South Africans and black foreign shopowners were specifically targetted in racist violence accompanied by hate speech, and one white woman awas gang-raped ‘in revenge’ by a large group of black males in Rustenburg.
The SA Institute for Race Relations ' Anthea Jefferey said in an interview with the Citizen on May 18 2012 that since 2011, some 1,000 VIOLENT strike-actions had been recorded in South Africa, and that this violence was becoming increasingly aggressive.
In another violent racial-hatred-related incident, a black South African police officer was photographed pointing his assault-carbine at an unarmed young Afrikaner male in Pretoria, ordering the white youth to stop cleaning up the up the streets after local municipal sanitation workers had been trashing it in a strike by a Cosatu-linked municipal workers union protest action. (picture attached).
AT least one to two daily rioting-incidents are reported THIS year during which many major SA roads were blocked by burning tyre-barricades and very violent, large crowds of people from adjacent squatter camps next to the highways, demand bribes from motorists. The reasons for these 'political actions' often cannot be ascertained other than financial gain to rob motorists. There have been attempts by some police-officers to stop these road blocks by arresting some individuals taking the bribes - however not one of those people were charged - all were released without charges the next day.
These specific demonstrators mentioned in the incidents, were specially targetting white South Africans and black foreign shopowners in racist violence.