Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says Nigeria and South Africa have agreed to set up an early warning unit to check future xenophobic attacks.
Onyema led a Federal Government delegation to South Africa and said the unit would comprise representatives of the South African Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Home Affairs, Police, Immigration, representatives of Nigerian High Commission, Consulate and Nigeria Union.
They will meet every three months and that will be a framework within which the Nigeria Union in South Africa will be able to engage on a permanent basis with the main high level government officials of the country.
Meawhile, the High Court in Johannesburg has sentenced a Nigerian man convicted of sexually exploiting a 15-year-old girl and forcing her into prostitution to 20 years in prison.
Two weeks ago Eke Ogochukwu was found guilty of four charges relating to human trafficking.
The teenager escaped in August 2015 and received help from a church. Judge Majake Mabesele says what the accused did was cruel.
The judge says Ogochukwu took advantage of the teenager as she was homeless.