Xenophobia

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...

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...

Xenophobic Attacks Return In Durban

AS TOLD TO During the March/April xenophobic attacks in Durban, a group of Congolese men in Philani, uMlazi Y...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Durban: Xenophobic Attacks On Malawian People

Walking into Sherwood play plot, two huge erected white tents welcome you. Despair, uncertainty, and confusion is written all over the faces of the...

Master Storytelling From Lesley Nneka Arimah

Love, death, magic, reality, immigration and the diaspora, Lesley Nneka Arimah’s book What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky has it...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

“All I want is some recognition”

Last week Frederick Ngubane's application for citizenship was denied by the Department of Home Affairs. He remains in South Africa but lives as a stateless person....

Stateless man denied residence in SA

Frederik Ngubane, a stateless man who took Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba to court, has had his application for permanent residence denied because he...

How xenophobia affects children: “I miss my school, and my teachers,...

In the latest video in its Voices from the Camps series, non-profit organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) profiled nine-year-old DOLLY MAKWAKWA, who was born...

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...
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