Combating anti-immigrant hate: public voices and government response

OUTPUT TYPE: Policy briefs
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.L.Gordon
KEYWORDS: ANTI-IMMIGRANT VIOLENCE, GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITY, NATIONAL ACTION PLAN (NAP), XENOPHOBIC VIOLENCE
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11192

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Abstract

The National Action Plan to Combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (hereafter the NAP) outlines a broad based strategy to combat anti-immigrant hate crime1 in South Africa. However, the NAP is on the whole only a technical framework and the development of more detailed anti-xenophobia programmes is needed. To assist with the creation of such programmes, this policy brief examines anti-immigrant attitudes and behaviours in South Africa. Contemporary data from the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) series (2015 to 2018) is used for this analysis.