This has been on going for a very long time between the two seemingly most influenced countries of the continent. Since democracy, south Africa has experienced in flocks of citizens from other countries of Africa into the new economy; abandoned by old investigative regimes headed by whites who still today remain on dictation arm of affairs of the country.
Every negative publicity on Nigeria in South Africa is made with n regard to what diplomatic effect it will have or result to. Countless misjudgment of Nigerian by south African citizens especially the police and those whose interests are threatened by the capabilities and abilities of Nigeria involve in or have something to do with the same interest.
Struggle over the control of businesses like: Drug, clothing, Aviation, engineering, civil engineering and commerce in the new South Africa is being contested by the whites who hold almost 90% of the countries economy and now Nigeria, Ethiopians, Indians and other foreign nationals with stiffer and loudest-visible fight coming from the Nigerian businessmen living in south Africa.
South African businesses flocking into Nigeria and making headway should not be overlooked however, as a matter of note and importance, investment made in Nigeria by South African business runs into billions as against Nigerians which only come peanuts but wheeled by many individual Nigerians.
Every week, Aouth African Costumes, Police and some unknown authorities break shops belonging to Nigerians and loot away goods worthing millions of rands which they term to be fake goods or contra bound goods.
many are the ordeals Nigerians have been enduring from their South African counterparts and would be partners and continent-men.