xenophobia

 
We need our foreign doctors
We need our foreign doctors
Even after more than two decades, Dr Akin Ogunronbi still recalls his first day of training at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town because it was...
​High fences and unworthy foreigners: Anti-poor immigration plans and rhetoric in SA
​High fences and unworthy foreigners: Anti-poor immigration plans and rhetoric in SA
South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world, with extreme poverty and hardships experienced by millions of its primarily black citizens....
The very American myth of 'exceptional immigrants'
The very American myth of 'exceptional immigrants'
For most immigrants in the United States, the year that has passed since President Donald Trump's inauguration has been one in which their new...
A case for daisies and kwerekwere
A case for daisies and kwerekwere
Colonisers. Aliens. Invasive. Cause damage. Threaten.
Editorial: Beware deputy top cop's fascism
Editorial: Beware deputy top cop's fascism
In mature democracies, a period of disorder is usually followed by the “law and order” party’s victory at the polls. Politicians promise a...
Xenophobia’s shameful assault on schoolchildren
Xenophobia’s shameful assault on schoolchildren
COMMENTAs the nation reels from more xenophobic violence, another equally egregious form of institutionalised xenophobia played out far from...
​I don’t need to bleed for you to see my humanity
​I don’t need to bleed for you to see my humanity
BODY LANGUAGEFacts don’t change hearts or minds. Once formed, impressions are curiously unyielding. Nigerians are drug dealers, Pakistanis...
Beware the fake empathy of liberals
Beware the fake empathy of liberals
It must be nice being a bird. You get to chirp the whole day while sitting above the violence playing out on the streets below.
​ICC case shows executive can’t act unilaterally
​ICC case shows executive can’t act unilaterally
Identity politics continues to engulf South Africa in ever-increasingly virulent ways. Last year it was the universities that bore the brunt of a...
Thabo Mbeki: Attacking foreign nationals is not patriotic or revolutionary
Thabo Mbeki: Attacking foreign nationals is not patriotic or revolutionary
Newly elected University of South Africa (Unisa) chancellor Thabo Mbeki has expressed concern over violent attacks targeted at African...

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