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  • Panel Discussion: The Implications of Xenophobic Violence for Trade & Transformation

    Wits University’s African Centre for Migration & Society and the Wits-Oxford Mobility Governance Lab held a hybrid panel discussion reflecting on the meaning and implications of xenophobic violence for South Africa’s economic and political future. The 1-hour 30 minutes event was held on the 2nd of August 2022 with a total attendance of 120 participants that joined…

  • INVITATION: Panel Discussion – Implications Of Xenophobic Violence For Trade & Transformation

    Wits University’s African Centre for Migration & Society and the Wits-Oxford Mobility Governance Lab, invite you to a panel discussion reflecting on the meaning and implications of xenophobic violence for South Africa’s economic and political future. The discussion stems from a newly released Xenowatch report: Xenophobic Violence in South Africa: An Analysis of Trends, Causal…

  • ‘Running Them Out of Time:’ Xenophobia, Violence, and Co-Authoring Spatiotemporal Exclusion in South Africa

    Immigration governance scholars often focus on formal, national regulations and how local implementation and resistance rations access to space and resources. Research into ‘xenophobic’ exclusion across South Africa suggests recalibrating research along two spatial and temporal dimensions. First, while legal and political discourse often evoke national principles, exclusive speech and action can be highly spatialised…

  • Webinar: Xenophobia in South Africa – Cause, Contestation & Consequence

    Our colleague, Xenowatch Programme Coordinator and Senior Researcher at African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), Dr. Jean Pierre Misago, will be a part of this important discussion on Xenophobia in South Africa hosted by the International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG). The webinar details are as follows: Date:           …

  • Xenophobic Violence in South Africa: An Analysis of Trends, Causal Factors and Responses

    In this report, the authors draw from more than a decade of quantitative and qualitative research exploring xenophobic violence in South Africa. Beginning in the mid-2000s, the research presents a systematic investigation into the nature, causal factors, and implications of xenophobic violence plaguing the country. It also explores the nature and effectiveness of state and…

  • 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:

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