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  • 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 

  • The Protests Are Bigger Than Zuma

    “While the #FreeJacobZuma campaign is the catalyst, the underlying reason is one that the country has not dealt with in its 27 years of democracy: the failure of the African National Congress to take responsibility for the past pain and trauma that the citizens have experienced, and to create an economy that delivers on the promise of equitable economic sovereignty for all South Africans.” Hakima Haithar

  • The Future on Inclusive Cities: Dialogue on Governing for Urban Inclusion – Durban

    ACMS in collaboration with eThekwini Municipality hosted a webinar – The Future of Inclusive Cities: Dialogue on Governing for Urban Inclusion. The event took place on  Friday, 9th of July 2021 from 12pm – 3pm on Zoom. You can watch/listen to the discussions here:

  • ACMS Dialogues on Governing for Urban Inclusion

    ACMS dialogues on ‘Governing for Urban Inclusion’ will bring together relevant stakeholders within government, civil society, academia and community-based organisations to reconsider modes of interventions, theories of change, and stakeholder engagement with regard to addressing current forms of identity-based exclusion and violence in South African cities.

  • Xenowatch Factsheet 2: Incidents of Xenophobic Violence in South Africa: 1994 – April 2021

    This factsheet provides a numerical summary of xenophobic violence incidents that occurred across South Africa between 1994 and April 2021. Prepared by: Jean Pierre Misago & Silindile N. Mlilo

  • Tackling xenophobic discrimination in South Africa

    Dr Jean Pierre Misago speaks to France 24 about tackling xenophobic discrimination in South Africa in reaction to the recently published report on xenophobia in South Africa by Human Rights Watch.