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Beneath Mashaba’s ‘centrism’ lurks the reactionary

A fanatic of the free market, Herman Mashaba advances extreme economic policies for South Africa. But he needs political power first, so he rides on xenophobic sentiments for votes

The list: Athi-Patra Ruga’s constant reinvention

Characters have been a central part to Athi-Patra Ruga’s practice since the early days of his artistic career. Here he lets us in on their backstories

Xenophobia chips away at the African notion of ubuntu

The multifaceted and complex issues facing the continent can only be tackled effectively together

Paddy Harper: I’d rather staypozi with Cyril

Imagine if Zupta the Maniacal Giggler was president. Or Mbeki the Myopic. Beyond imagination would be Donald the Deadly

The lockdown: South Africa’s test of its democracy

How South African citizens, the police and the army, and politicians behave during the 21-day lockdown will have far-reaching implications for our democracy

How to refresh SA’s jaded democracy

We should look to the Philippines, where barangays, or neighbourhood governments, help to empower communities

Foreign nationals need to assist police in curbing crime

Infraction knows no nationality, but identifying perpetrators is necessary to control it

Telling the complex story of ‘medical xenophobia’ in South Africa

The experiences of non-nationals in SA’s public health care system are more complex and varied than implied by the dominant discourse on "medical

Slice of life: ‘South Africans beat us, burn us’

South Africans are not scared to tell us that even the president doesn’t want us here; that we should go back to where we belong.

Migration system is ‘xenophobic’

Despite the home affairs minister stating otherwise, Africans who have fled to SA from horrific conflict are still living in fear

Foreign truck drivers terrified in SA

Many of them are intimidated by mobs demanding keys and identity documents

A new narrative could tackle anti-migrant crisis

Faced with the same problem, South Africa is turning to the familiar toolkit to explain a recurrent problem.

By the time there are xenophobic attacks, you’re practically a refugee yourself

It makes no sense that the only foreign nationals who are being scapegoated are those who happen to be black

We’re a violent, hating nation

Men violate women, we detest foreigners, we loot — and 5 000 workers will lose their jobs and homes because their bosses are thieves

EDITORIAL: Lead us out of this deathly silence

South Africans have been crying out for leadership, longing for an official condemnation of the scourges of gender-based violence and xenophobia

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