World Economic Forum for Africa

CATEGORY: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery
DATE: 6 September 2019
AUTHOR: Weekly News Brief

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In a week in which the South African government was embarrassed after other African governments cancelled their participation in the World Economic Forum for Africa in Capetown citing the violence against their citizens in South Africa, experts have warned of the creation of divisive and destructive politics should the government not deal with rising anti-immigration sentiments. They said that the reluctance to deal with xenophobia and the South African public’s violent predisposition were enabling an environment which could result in far-right politics. Scenes of anti-immigration and anti-integration mass protests across the United States and some parts of Europe were a common feature on international media platforms. The far-right politics which often evoked negative stances towards groups that were deemed as undesirable in society had always appeared to be far from home. But with South Africa engulfed by yet another outbreak of hate crimes against immigrants, senior research specialist at the Human Science Research Council (HSRC), Dr Steve Gordon.

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