Special Report: Xenophobic Attacks 2017

07 March 2017



This special report, prepared by Dr Alexandra Hiropoulos provides an update on xenophobic incidents across South Africa over the course of 2017. With a focus on events occurring between 24 February and 06 March, this report provides updated information on the sequence of events that took place.

See the Xenowatch special report for February for more detailed information on events in Gauteng between 05 and 24 February this year, when community raids of foreign-owned or occupied residences and businesses led to the victimisation of well over 60 individuals, including foreign nationals and South African citizens.