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?
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?
It is undeniable that South Africa has a problem with xenophobia with a worrying trend in recent years of an increase in the number of violent attacks targeted at foreigners of black African descent. … More Why is violent xenophobia on the rise in South Africa?
This case poses the Constitutional Court with the challenge of deciding whether South African courts have authority to try individuals for terrorist acts committed outside South Africa. … More International terrorism and South Africa