Who to Blame and What’s to Gain? Reflections on Space, State, and Violence in Kenya and South Africa
In both countries, (Kenya and South Africa) the police’s inability or unwillingness to stem the violence raised the question of “who controls the streets?” Answering this question means addressing what contemporary ethnic and xenophobic violence says about the nature of African society and states, as well as the security of those ostensibly depending on them for protection. This article was written by Professor Loren Landau and Dr. Jean Pierre Misago.
Towards Tolerance, Law, and Dignity: Addressing Violence against Foreign Nationals in South Africa
In this report, Dr. Jean Pierre Misago, Professor Loren Landau and Tamlyn Monson present findings of a baseline study commissioned by IOM. Its main objective was to move beyond much of the existing work that focused largely on attitudes and perceptions.
Humanitarian Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons in South Africa: Lessons Learned Following Attacks on Foreign Nationals in May 2008
Written by Vicki Igglesden, Tamlyn Monson and Tara Polzer, this report documents civil society and government’s humanitarian responses to the displacement of thousands of people in South Africa as a result of the widespread attacks against foreigners in May 2008.
Go Home Or Die Here: Violence, Xenophobia, and the Reinvention of Difference in South Africa.
Professor Loren Landau contributed a chapter in the book Go Home or Die Here: Violence, Xenophobia and the Reinvention of Difference in South Africa. The book emanates directly from the colloquium. It hopes to make sense of the nuances and trajectories of building a democratic society out of a deeply divided and conflictual past in the conditions of global recession.