In March and April of 2015, violent anti-immigrant riots erupted throughout South Africa, killing at least seven people. So, why are South Africans killing foreigners?
Regionalizing xenophobia? Citizen attitudes to immigration and refugee policy in Southern Africa http://www.queensu.ca/samp/sampresources/samppublications/policyseries/Acrobat30.pdf
“The negative attitudes of South Africans towards non-citizens, migrants and refugees have been documented in several recent studies.”
Population Movements in and to South Africa
“This fact sheet is a quick reference guide regarding South Africa’s migration management policies and a selection of key challenges facing the country with regard to population movement.”
What’s behind xenophobic attacks in South Africa?
“Shops looted and set ablaze. Terrified foreigners hiding in police stations and stadiums.”
Targeting police: Xenophobia among Johannesburg’s police
“Several media and research studies have reported on police abuse and ill-treatment of undocumented foreigners in South Africa, concluding that xenophobia is a major problem in the SAPS.”
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