Bram Hanekom discusses the nature of Xenophobia in SA

Bram Hanekom, founder of the refugee rights organisation People Against Suffering, Oppression and Poverty (PASSOP), spoke on CapeTalk about the most recent violence directed at foreign nationals in South Africa.

I think that central to tensions is not a hate or dislike of foreign nationals; bu it is a general desperation of impoverished communities trying to find a way to meet ends and to survive as well as a serious problem of violence in South Africa. At the same time, what people are doing is also a consequence of problems that we have not confronted as South Africans.

Listen to the full interview on CapeTalk below:


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