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'Deportation doesn't succeed in keeping SA safer or keeping people out'

15 August 2019 7:49 AM
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SA Research Chair at the African Centre for Migration & Society Prof Loren Landau discusses the move to deport foreign nationals.

Late into Wednesday night reports and videos were being posted of shop lootings in Soweto with residents naming Zola, Emdeni, Moletsane, White City, Zondi and Rockville as the affected areas.

This comes in the wake of the drive to have foreign nationals involved in the recent Johannesburg CBD protests deported to their respective countries within the next 30 days.

The violent protests occurred in the city centre after alleged undocumented foreign nationals resisted police raids on illegal goods.

Does deportation work?

Bongani Bingwa speaks to Professor Loren Landau, South African Research Chair in Mobility and the Politics of Difference at the African Centre for Migration & Society

We have a police force that is arbitrarily enforcing its rules in the townships and inner-city and doing so in a way that is often heavy-handed and anti-poor.

Professor Loren Landau, South African Research Chair in Mobility and the Politics of Difference - African Centre for Migration & Society

Even more significant and worrying he says, is the "scapegoating" approach in all spheres of government "from top to bottom", that South Africa's problems are about immigration.

Deportation does not succeed in keeping South Africa safer or keeping people out, he says.

Listen to the interview below:


This article first appeared on 702 : 'Deportation doesn't succeed in keeping SA safer or keeping people out'


15 August 2019 7:49 AM
Tags:
Deportation
foreign national

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