xenophobia

 
Who is the real revolutionary?
Who is the real revolutionary?
So much can change within the space of a generation, but perhaps even more within the space of a few months. It was only a few months ago, in May,...
AKA, Burna Boy and the African unity concert that wasn’t
AKA, Burna Boy and the African unity concert that wasn’t
"The green passport. Official travel document of Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa. Entitles the holder to extra scrutiny and...
The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago, but new walls are going up everywhere
The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago, but new walls are going up everywhere
Tomorrow, remembrances will be held around the world to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The wall was a potent symbol of...
Mashaba’s xenophobic legacy
Mashaba’s xenophobic legacy
The outgoing mayor’s tweet about the arrest statistics of migrants in Johannesburg over four years displays both his bigotry and a...
Holistic approaches to ending violence
Holistic approaches to ending violence
The international spotlight on South Africa has subsided, but gender-based violence continues; as do challenges for foreigners and refugees, who...
Slice of life: ‘South Africans beat us, burn us’
Slice of life: ‘South Africans beat us, burn us’
There was a xenophobic attack in Delft, some of my brothers’ places where they worked were burnt down. We’ve been abused so many times since...
Refugees in Greece face rising hostility
Refugees in Greece face rising hostility
Karim* stands outside what used to be his front door. Now it is bricked up and someone has drawn a menacing black padlock, taller than a man, on...
We’ll soon find out if Mboweni is the man with a plan
We’ll soon find out if Mboweni is the man with a plan
With the clock ticking down to M-Day — Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s medium-term budget on October  30 or Moody’s credit rating...
Patriarchy, migration fuel Afrophobia
Patriarchy, migration fuel Afrophobia
Where does South Africa’s Afrophobic violence come from? The standard responses to this question suggest that poverty and joblessness are primary...
No African is a foreigner in Africa – except down in South Africa
No African is a foreigner in Africa – except down in South Africa
In sorrow over the way migrants are treated in South Africa, Achille Mbembe calls for Africa to adopt a pro-migration stance, phase out...
Migration system is ‘xenophobic’
Migration system is ‘xenophobic’
Bastin Kashita is a car guard in Johannesburg. He wants to move back to his home country — the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — but...

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