Do South Africa’s laws embrace the interests of migrants?

South Africa’s national legislation incorporates the basic principles of refugee protection, including freedom of movement, the right to work, and access to basic social services. Below, we review some of the programmes put in place by the South African government to combat the effects of xenophobia and address the plight of immigrants. White Paper on … More Do South Africa’s laws embrace the interests of migrants?

Xenophobia in South Africa: Are migrants to blame for the increase in crime?

With an estimated 1.6 million foreign-born individuals living in South Africa in 2016, those sentenced for contact crimes make up only 0.21% of the migrant community. This is hardly sound basis for blaming all migrants for the increase in crime … More Xenophobia in South Africa: Are migrants to blame for the increase in crime?