What attacks on African immigrants tell us about South Africa

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Protests by South Africans against immigrants might present an example of xenophobia taking hold in the country. These protests belong to a continuum that highlights some of the social pressures taking place currently in RSA. The danger of these protests becoming normalized is the risk of xenophobic politics taking ground in South Africa, and the return of the repertoires of Apartheid.

Period6 Jun 2017

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  • TitleWhat attacks on African immigrants tell us about South Africa
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletFragile States
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size700 words
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date6/06/17
    DescriptionProtests by South Africans against immigrants might present an example of xenophobia taking hold in the country. These protests belong to a continuum that highlights some of the social pressures taking place currently in RSA. The danger of these protests becoming normalized is the risk of xenophobic politics taking ground in South Africa, and the return of the repertoires of Apartheid.
    Producer/AuthorFabio Andres Diaz, Zuleika Sheik
    URLhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170611195722/fragilestates.org/2017/03/26/attacks-african-immigrants-tell-us-south-africa/
    PersonsFabio Diaz Pabon