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Refugees living in Cape Town spent the night at the central Methodist Mission Church after clashes with police during their removal from the UNHCR's offices on 30 October 2019. Picture: Kaylynn Palm/EWN.

Xenophobia

Govt officials and foreign nationals to meet again in CT on Thursday

On Tuesday, they met to discuss their options for alternative accommodation with municipal officials, home affairs officials and the police.

  • A lack of access to employment was creating the biggest problems feeding xenophobia, say experts. Picture: Thomas Holder

    STATE OF NATION: Inside SA's xenophobia crisis

    Speaking to experts, perpetrators and victims, Eyewitness News journalists Thomas Holder and Nickolaus Bauer take a look at two sides of the problem - what it means to be on the receiving end of the results of this confusion, and why the misunderstanding exists in the first place.

  • State of Nation: Xenophobic violence in South Africa

    WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT AND LANGUAGE. In 2008, xenophobic violence swept through South Africa at an alarming rate. In 2015, it happened again. Most recently, in August 2019, South Africans again targeted foreign nationals, their businesses and lives coming under threat. Borders Episode 2 looks at the lives of migrants and refugees living in South Africa, and the dangers they face trying to find sanctuary from persecution.

  • State of Nation: A deeper look at the xenophobia crisis in SA

    The South African government's lackadaisical approach towards migration is not only reinforcing dangerous xenophobic stereotypes but costing the country economically. This is the sobering view from economists, academics and lawyers as South Africa picks up the pieces after sporadic violence was unleashed against foreign nationals several weeks ago. After at least 10 deaths, millions of rands in projected damage to property and billions estimated in lost economic productivity, the South African state has been adamant that xenophobia is not behind the unrest.