Reflections on a Decade of South African Xenophobia and Violence


On 15 March 2017, the African Centre for Migration & Society and the School of Social Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand convened an informal round-table discussion about what the continuation of xenophobic violence – and reactions to it – say about South African society, politics, and the academy’s engagement in public and political debate. Commentators included Maxim Bolt (University of Birmingham); Alexandra Hiropoulos (University of the Witwatersrand); Achille Mbembe (University of the Witwatersrand); Emma Monama (University of the Witwatersrand); Dumisani Moyo and Shepherd Mpofu (University of Johannesburg); Tara Polzer-Ngwato (Social Surveys Africa) and Eric Worby (University of the Witwatersrand). To listen to the podcast click here.