#PutSouthAfricaFirst movement causing alarm with xenophobic sentiment

CATEGORY: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State
DATE: 19 October 2020

Cape Town - Following a tirade of xenophobic tweets under the hashtag #PutSouthAfricaFirst movement, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has released research measuring public attitudes towards migrants and refugees.

According to the HSRC and market research partner Ipsos, there were negative stereotypes about cross-border migrants and refugees in many towns and villages, with people describing these groups as violent and dishonest.

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