Immigration, xenophobia and human rights in South Africa
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Published by Southern African Migration Project/South African Human Rights Commission in Cape Town .
Written in English



  • South Africa,
  • South Africa.


  • Immigrants -- South Africa.,
  • Refugees -- South Africa.,
  • Xenophobia -- South Africa.,
  • Human rights -- South Africa.,
  • South Africa -- Emigration and immigration.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementseries editor Jonathan Crush.
SeriesMigration policy series ;, no. 22, SAMP migration policy series ;, no. 22, Southern African Migration Project migration policy ;, no. 22.
ContributionsCrush, J. S., South African Human Rights Commission.
LC ClassificationsJV8825 .S683 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination39 p. : b ill. :
Number of Pages39
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3637693M
ISBN 101919798307
LC Control Number2002442009

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In late SAMP undertook a national survey of the attitudes of the South African population towards foreign nationals in the country. The data from this survey allows us to analyze the state of the nation's mind on immigration, immigrants and refugees in the period immediately prior to the recent upsurge of xenophobic violence in South Africa. of their property in xenophobic attacks throughout South Africa. These recurrent attacks violate a host of fundamental human rights of foreign nationals, including the right to life, right to own property and the right to seek and enjoy safe asylum. Making South Africa a case study on the management of xenophobia, this study.   The xenophobic attacks are a fresh reminder of anti-immigrant sentiments in South Africa. Since the xenophobic violence in the country, there has been a growing literature on xenophobia Author: Oluwaseun Tella. South African Migration Program [SAMP] (). Immigration, xenophobia and human rights in South Africa. Southern African Migration Policy Series, no. Queen’s University, Canada & Le Cap: SAMP & IDASA (Institute for Democracy in South Africa). Google Scholar.

This book analyzes the phenomenon of xenophobia across African countries. With its roots in colonialism, which coercively created modern states through border delineation and the artificial merging and dividing of communities, xenophobia continues to be a barrier to post-colonial sustainable peace and security and socio-economic and political development in Africa.   Xenophobia and human rights Many of the issues that are important in the eradication of racism are also important in the handling of xenophobia. The declaration of the South African Human Rights Commission condemning xenophobia is a good example of a positive approach to the problem. Explaining South African Xenophobia "After widespread violence in and , South Africa is now clearly one of most hostile destinations in the world for African migrants. Existing research on the determinants of South African xenophobia has focused on developing and advancing th.   The essays described in this article provide examples of xenophobia, its ties to anti-immigration and nationalism, and how diseases like COVID trigger prejudice. “These charts show migrants aren’t South Africa’s biggest problem” Oregon. She started to become interested in human rights while attending college, eventually getting a.

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