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Africa Day: Exploitation ‘Driving’ Xenophobia in Cape Town

Escalating xenophobia in South Africa is tarnishing its "Rainbow Nation''. But over the past year, the spotlight has increasingly shifted focus to...

African Countries Demand Accountability For South African Xenophobia

South Africa has been gripped by xenophobic violence in the past years. For the past ten years or so, there have been...

Xenophobia In Durban: Malawian Nationals Want To Return Home

Last week, about 150 Malawian nationals in Durban were displaced following attacks by locals in Burnwood Road, Sydenham. The distraught families say...

Xenophobia Permeates All Levels Of South African Politics

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema made news headlines a few weeks ago when he questioned whether former president Jacob Zuma's children Duduzane...

Immigrants and South Africans stand together against xenophobia

“Look, right now what I would say is it’s very fearful to live in South Africa as an immigrant or refugee or a foreign...

Why single stories that fuel xenophobia are dangerous

"They're stealing our jobs" is a dangerous single story that fuels xenophobia and misdirects community anger. It is ironic that in the same month that...

No more playing games: five ways that South Africans can tackle xenophobia

This past Sunday saw the final match of the Social Cohesion Games in Soweto, launched in February by Gauteng Premier David Makhura. The tournament,...

Xenophobia in South Africa shows a disconnect with ubuntu

Ubuntu is a southern African ethical concept that suggests that humanity is interdependent. Rooted in a sense of community, "ubuntu" means that we are...

Afrophobia: South Africa’s selective xenophobia

This month, Afrophobia was back in the news. Incidents of violence and hostility towards immigrants are becoming so commonplace that South Africa is quickly...

Xenophobia: a symptom of South Africa’s disillusionment

Xenophobia: an intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries. That's how the resurgence of violent attacks, directed at foreign nationals living...

As xenophobia returns to South Africa, Nigeria demands answers

The Nigerian government has demanded answers from the South African government after its citizens were attacked over the past two weeks in what is...

“Unveiled” play attempts to combat xenophobia and foster understanding

Originally written and produced by Chicago-based writer, Rohina Malik, the play, Unveiled opened at the Wits Theatre on Friday 15 July as a part...

Xenophobia is just one of the many problems faced by refugees in SA

Since a refugee is defined as someone who has evaded their home country because of war, persecution or natural disasters, they have not left...

“I feel there is no solution to xenophobia because there is no political will”

It's been roughly a year since the outbreak of xenophobic violence which swept across Kwazulu Natal, killing seven and displacing thousands. China Ngubane returned...

A letter from Johannesburg, after the xenophobia died down

Friends, Coming back to Johannesburg after months of absence feels a little surreal. Not surreal as in dreamlike, but normal, yet simultaneously strange. The city...

In Durban, using xenophobia to mobilise unemployed people

QINISO MBILI spoke to a leader of the South African Federations of the Unemployed Peoples Union (Safupu) who openly drummed up xenophobic sentiments to...

It’s not xenophobia, just rival businesses petrol bombing each other, say KZN police

KwaZulu-Natal police have denied that a brutal attack on a Somali-owned business in Cato Crest, Durban  is an act of xenophobia, linking it instead...

AU summit: meeting in a time of xenophobia

This week’s African Union (AU) summit in South Africa, will address conflicts in Burundi, South Sudan and Libya, among others, as well as the...

Top of the Vox: Africa Day in a time of xenophobia

“The UN told me that either I will be deported to another country, or my application will be successful and I would be granted asylum. The...

Xenophobia camp resident: “They put in their mind that foreigners are not human”

Over the last few days, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has released a series of videos, titled Voices from the Camps, highlighting the experience of...
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