Johannesburg - The government has warned the public against xenophobic violence after it arrested 637 people in total for attacks on foreign nationals.
Police Minister Bheki Cele said there will be more visible police presence in areas affected by the violence.
Ministers in the Security Cluster revealed in Cape Town on Tuesday that they have taken several measures to clamp down on gender-based violence.
Several women and children have in recent weeks been killed in the country, prompting mass protests in Cape Town and more planned in Joburg.
Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said they have been able to bring down the levels of xenophobic violence, saying 637 people have been arrested since the outbreak of the violence. In addition, 16 more people were arrested in Katlehong on Monday evening.