Xenophobic Violence in South Africa: 1994-2018 – An Overview Report

March 2019

Xenophobic Violence in South Africa: 1994-2018 – An Overview Report

Prepared by Silindile Mlilo and Jean Pierre Misago

This overview report describes trends of xenophobic violence that occurred between 1994 and 2018 across South Africa based on information recorded on Xenowatch. In summary, as at 31 December 2018, Xenowatch had recorded 529 xenophobic violence incidents that resulted in 309 deaths; 901 physical assaults, 2193 shops looted and over 100,000 people displaced.

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