International Relations and Co-operation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu told a Dr Phyllis Naidoo memorial in Durban on Friday that the government had roped in non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to help them to figure out the causes and find solutions.
Naidoo, who passed away in 2013, was a freedom fighter who fought the apartheid regime first as a Natal Indian Congress member and later the SACP.
Sisulu told the gathering that when the recent violence erupted against Malawians in Durban, the department met with African countries diplomats.
“Since 2008, we have not been able to get to the bottom of what is happening in South Africa and to stop this. We have had engagements with a wide range of NGOs at presidential level trying to see how we can get out of this,” Sisulu said, stressing that the recent attacks on Malawians were criminal, not xenophobic.