The Mail & Guardian reports that "50 000 Mozambicans and Zimbabweans have left South Africa" since the violent attacks against migrants began on May 11.
Other migrants returned to Zambia and Malawi, though in smaller numbers.
For the most part, the violence is "under control" though the fear and anger that gripped the country has hardly disappeared.
56 are dead and hardly anyone I know thinks President Mbeki acted with care and concern in this the greatest tragedy of the post-apartheid era.
Mbeki is in Japan as I write.
The weather over the last three days has turned even colder with rain showers across the country. Those migrants who have been forced out of their homes now have to contend with being homeless in the bitter cold.
I gave up on Mbeki a long time before this crisis. At the very least, Jacob Zuma (ANC president) took to the streets and talked to folks on either side of this crisis.