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2021 Anti-immigrant violence as social group control vigilantism?: understanding attitudes, behaviours and solutions

In the early September 2019 the street of Johannesburg convulsed with violence. Using anti-immigrant rhetoric, citizens in the country's wea...

2020 Exploiting COVID-19 to spread hatred and fear: South Africa is vulnerable

In the past, foreign nationals coming into South Africa have been labelled as carriers of disease and other maladies that threaten the healt...

2020 Size does matter: the relationship between perceived immigrant group size and attitudes towards foreign nationals

Over the last two decades, there has been a considerable influx of foreign nationals into South Africa. Some scholars and politicians have l...

2020 COVID-19 exacerbates anti-immigrant prejudice and discrimination

Mass demonstrations against systemic racism have broken out across the world in reaction to the unjust and tragic death of George Floyd at t...

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