Loving the Alien? Citizenship, Law, and the Future in South Africa’s Demonic Society

This article written by Loren B. Landau makes sense of the violence with reference to an extended history of South African statecraft that both induced the conflict and hamstrung efforts to address it. It is further discussed that political leaders now face a dilemma of extending legal identities and constitutionally promised protections to outsiders and other foreigners risks being seen as betraying the national project by the demonic and visibly violent society they have helped create.

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Who to Blame and What’s to Gain?

In both countries, 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.Written by Landau, Loren B., and Jean Pierre Misago

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Towards Tolerance, Law, and Dignity: Addressing Violence against Foreign Nationals in South Africa

In this report Jean Pierre Misago with Loren B. Landau and Tamlyn Monson reveal that the adage that ‘all politics is local.’ Xenophobia, economic inequality, and a culture of violence are endemic to South Africa. However, it is the micro-politics of township life that turn these divides into resources and translates them into violence.

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