Are South Africans xenophobic?: migration policies need to support integration

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Gordon, G.Fokou, Y.D.Davids, N.Bohler-Muller
KEYWORDS: MIGRANTS, SOCIAL COHESION, SOCIAL INCLUSION, VIOLENCE PREVENTION, XENOPHOBIA
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-jan-march-2018/are-south-africans-zenophobic
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10334

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Abstract

In January this year, violence erupted again in Rustenburg, North West, and news reports carried descriptions of homes burned and shops looted. The riots were allegedly sparked by rumours in the community that the police were involved with foreign-born drug dealers. South Africans need to ask questions about the state of social cohesion within our country, write Drs Steven Gordon, Gilbert Fokou, Yul Derek Davids and Prof Narnia Bohler-Muller.