South Africa Plans To Deport Thousands Back To Zimbabwe
On Tuesday (11 April 2023), a court in South Africa began hearing arguments that could impact the status of 160,000 people from neighbouring Zimbabwe who live in the country. This follows an announcement last year by South Africa that the Zimbabwe Exemption Permits scheme would not be renewed after June. ACMS’s Professor LB Landau spoke…
Health Department urged to act on allegations of health xenophobia by operation Dudula
Prof. Jo Vearey – Director of the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) weighs in on allegations against Operation Dudula movement accused of targeting foreign nationals receiving medical attention at Jeppe Clinic in Johannesburg. Civil society organisations have called on the government to act on the alleged discrimination. Listen here to her discussion with…
Immigration Debate | SA reaping the fruits of misrule
Prof Loren Landau joins eNCA news anchor to discuss his Opinion piece co- authored with Dr. Jean Pierre Misago – ‘Rising vigilantism: South Africa is reaping the fruits of misrule‘ which suggest that anti-immigrant groups have become reference points for national debate. Watch the discussion here:
What’s behind the rise of vigilantism in South Africa?
Prof. Loren Landau explores what’s behind the rise of vigilantism in South Africa on @Newzroom405. His core message is that what we are witnessing is gangster governance not immigration.
Rising vigilantism: South Africa is reaping the fruits of misrule
“Anti-immigrant activism is politics by other means, with violence likely to become common amid fundamental ruptures in governance. After years of unfulfilled promises, a youthful citizenry has lost considerable faith in formal electoral politics.”
Preventing xenophobic attacks in South Africa is possible: Look no further than the state response to the July unrest
“That this violence continues unabated is evidence that no effective preventive measures are in place. Indeed, the South African government’s response to this violence has been (and still is) largely characterised by a lack of political will and denialism. This has led to a culture of impunity and lack of accountability not only for instigators and perpetrators of the violence, but also and perhaps more importantly for mandated state agencies (such as the police and crime intelligence) for their failure to prevent and stop violence despite visible warning signs.” – Dr. Jean Pierre Misago