Xenophobia

Anti-migrant Sentiment Fuelling Durban Evictions, Abahlali Claim

Abahlali baseMjondolo on Monday returned to the Durban High Court to apply for another court interdict against eThekwini Municipality. This was following the city’s...

Asylum Seekers At The Durban Refugee Reception Centre Tell Of Their...

Almost everyday, Moore Road is packed with hundreds of refugees of different nationalities who desperately stand in long queues and some sit on pavements...

The Holocaust and Genocide Centre Remembers The 2008 Xenophobic Attacks

It’s been 10 years since the 2008 xenophobic attacks that took place throughout the country, claiming the lives of 60 people and injuring hundreds....

NORBA: Government To blame For Local Xenophobic Tensions

The Northern Businesses Associations (NORBA) has blamed the ongoing tensions between local and foreign nationals shopkeepers on the government. This, following a meeting was...

Joburg’s Mayor Stays Being Xenophobic, This Time In Rwanda

This past week, the City of Johannesburg executive mayor Herman Mashaba was in Kigali, Rwanda to attend a panel at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s...

“I Did Not Expect So Much Hate From My Fellow Africans”

Naomi Nseya is a nail beautician and a mother of three from Umbilo. Hailing from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital city, Kinshasa, the...

Why South Africa Should Not Copy Europe’s Immigration Law

Ulrich Stege is a qualified immigration lawyer who is affiliated with the International University College of Turin. He is currently a lecturer at the...

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...

Israel Is An Apartheid State

In our second op-ed for Israeli Apartheid Week, ALIE KOMAPE takes a look at how Israel’s racism and apartheid tactics oppress and violate not...

“Hillbrowfication”, The Hillbrow Of The Future

Driving through the streets of Hillbrow means navigating narrow streets made that way by the Rea Vaya, traffic that moves in a hectic manner,...

ADF: Home Affairs’ Comments On Asylum Seekers Are Xenophobic

The African Diaspora Forum (ADF) read with shock and dismay the quotes attributed to the Home Affairs Director of asylum seeker management, Mandla Madumisa...

Anti-immigrant laws are on the rise on Europe and the USA

In some Western countries, anti-immigrant and xenophobic sentiments start at the top. The Daily Vox team rounds up a few states with problematic anti-immigrant laws.1....

Joburg’s nationalistic attitude rears its head in Fattis Mansions, Cape York...

The divergent realities of people evicted from Fattis Mansions last week, and the victims of the Cape York fire, have highlighted Johannesburg’s nationalistic attitudes...

Mashaba points finger at civil society: #JhbFire ‘was bound to happen’

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has once again shown anti-poor sentiment, this time in the wake of the devastating fire at the Cape York building in...

South Africa’s borders may become even more unwelcoming to asylum seekers

Asylum seekers may face greater difficulties entering South Africa once Parliament enacts legislation to create a new agency that will have full control of...

“I am more than just an ikwerekwere” – young immigrants speak...

Afrophobia and xenophobia are still a harsh reality for many young immigrants living in South Africa. #Singabantu, a video created by the Sophie A...

MSF field worker draws parallels between xenophobic attitudes in SA and...

Kate Stegeman is a South African field worker for Doctors Without Borders (MSF), a non-governmental organisation that delivers emergency aid to those in need....

X(enophobia) marks the spot for Human Rights Day

21 March 1960 was the day of the Sharpeville massacre. The non-violent protestors on the day were challenging the apartheid regime’s pass laws, which...

Why immigrants succeed in the spaza space – it’s complicated

In February, immigrant shopkeepers were violently targeted by South Africans who claimed they were stealing jobs and bringing down the economy.On Tuesday, the Institute...

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...
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