Streaming issues? Report here
Lester Kieviet 2019 1500 BW 2
Tonight with Lester Kiewit
20:00 - 22:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Aubrey Masango Show
See full line-up
Tonight with Lester Kiewit
20:00 - 22:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics

Nigerians in Cape Town tell their story

1 October 2019 9:15 PM
Tags:
African immigrants
Nigerians
Three Nigerians living and working in the city say others tell the story of Nigerian people and they don't get it right.

Recent xenophobic attacks and pervasive negative stereotypes of African migrants pervade the South African narrative.

Lester Kiewit talks to three Nigerians living in Cape Town - Nigerian Informal Traders Association chair Rapuluchukwu Ofchukwu, a medical researcher at UWC Oladipupo Moyinoluwa David and head of NGO Bold Move Kemi Adebayo.

Ofchukwu has lived in South Africa for twenty years, has a South African wife and four children.

It is a bit awkward to do it but we feel it is necessary for us to tell our own story. Because for some time other people have been telling the story of our people and they don't get it right. The Nigerian community is making a positive impact wherever they are.

Rapuluchukwu Ofchukwu, Chair - Nigerian Informal Traders Association

Adebayo finds the latest anti-African immigrant sentiment in South Africa deeply upsetting.

I've been sad and I've been a little bit angry as well that in 2019 we are here again.

Kemi Adebayo - Bold Move

But she believes a negative situation can be turned into something positive.

How can we change negative news to change the narrative, how can we educate people in terms of the mindset, the stereotypes?

Kemi Adebayo - Bold Move

Oladipupo Moyinoluwa David says many African migrants are contributing in the academic arena.

We need a complete narrative of African migrants, not only those that are on the streets to be used to profile everybody.

Oladipupo Moyinoluwa David, Medical researcher - UWC

Nigerians in the Western Cape are well entrenched and integrated in the local community says Ofchukwu.

Listen to the discussion below:


1 October 2019 9:15 PM
Tags:
African immigrants
Nigerians

More from Politics

nkandla-zumajpg

'Zuma fighting to stop Nkandla being repossessed, can't afford criminal trial'

15 October 2019 4:52 PM

Zuma is facing fraud, corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges; the trial has been postponed until February.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Shamila Batohi

'Budgetary constraints mean NPA can't fill posts, Batohi tells Parliament'

15 October 2019 1:37 PM

EWN parliamentary reporter Gaye Davis gives an update on the SIU and NPA annual reports presented on Tuesday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Zumastatecapture 2351

Zuma trial postponed until 2020, says he is targetted because he is black

15 October 2019 1:26 PM

Zuma is facing fraud, corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

jacob zuma laughing.jpg

Decade of corruption under Jacob Zuma cost SA up to R1tr – Cyril Ramaphosa

15 October 2019 10:49 AM

It was shocking and astonishing to hear the President talk about such a high figure, says Financial Times reporter Tom Wilson.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

philippi-horticultural-areajpg

Philippi Horticultural Area campaign baffled why CoCT adamant on development

15 October 2019 9:09 AM

Chairperson of PHA Nazeer Sonday says if the development goes ahead the negative impact on the area will be severe.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Jacob Zuma

Zuma's legal roadmap 14 years on as corruption trial finally gets underway

15 October 2019 7:50 AM

EWN reporter Clement Manyathela outlines the long road former president, Jacob Zuma has walked regarding his corruption charges.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

traffic fine official.jpg

Aarto draft regulations could end up being challenged in court

14 October 2019 1:33 PM

Justice Project South Africa says the regulations are inconsistent with the Constitution and may lead to legal action

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Sindiso-Magaqa-18-Sept.jpg

Sindiso Magaqa murder trial postponed to April 2020

14 October 2019 1:07 PM

The slain politician's close friend Thabiso Zulu gives reasons as to why the case is being scheduled for next year.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Kanya Cekeshe

Fees Must Fall's Cekeshe 'very disheartened until Ngcukaitobi took on case'

14 October 2019 12:32 PM

Activist Busisiwe Seabe says convicted activist Kanya Cekeshe received ill-advised council from his former lawyer to plead guilty.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

181211-tom-moyane-edjpg

'Recordings prove Moyane knew SARS unit wasn't rogue'

14 October 2019 10:05 AM

Investigative journalist Kyle Cowan says the recordings that have come to light show that the Sars rogue unit narrative is false

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward