Xenophobia

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...

Rosettenville’s mob justice against illegal activities isn’t as simple as it...

On Sunday, 5 February, a group of over 100 residents from in and around Rosettenville, Johannesburg, gathered on Verona Street in protest against drug...

The Social Dilemma: The technology that connects us also controls us

The Social Dilemma is a Netflix documentary-drama hybrid that shows how dominant and largely unregulated social media companies manipulate users by harvesting...

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...

Gigaba faces jail time over stateless man

On Tuesday, Times Live reported that Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba was in contempt of a court order issued by the High Court in Pretoria in...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Banned in his own country and forced to leave SA under...

LEGESSE SEIFU, a 46-year-old Ethiopian asylum seeker, has been ordered to get out of the country before 28 May (tomorrow) by the South African department...

Africa Day: “We still fear being called kwerekwere and our shops...

The South African government is using Africa Day, which commemorates the 25 May 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity, since renamed the Africa...

Claim That Zama Zamas Pose Threat To JHB Is “Xenophobic” –...

The City of Johannesburg is on the brink of impending doom. Well, that is according to a Sunday Times report from November 25. Quoting...

Why Refugees In Cape Town Want To Leave South Africa

AS TOLD TO  The video of a baby being ripped from the mother’s arms by police officers in...

A Johannesburg, Migration Love Letter

I Want To Go Home Forever: Stories of Becoming and Belonging in South Africa's Great Metropolis is a collection of 13 narrations that looks...

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...

Why are immigrants soft targets for local frustrations?

Over the past month, South Africa has experienced a recent resurgence in xenophobic violence. With the looting of shops and destruction of houses belonging...

“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...

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...

#MashabaInAction: Making Rosettenville Great Again

On Wednesday evening Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba swooped in on Rosettenville with SAPS in tow, and began raiding residences. I'm raiding in Rosettenvile with @MichaelSun168...

Nationalist pro-South African hashtags spread hate online

South Africa has a fatal history of violence against foreign nationals, particularly other Africans. In May 2008, 62 people died as a...
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