In sickness and in health: Why the minister of Home affairs has a duty of to tackle endemic anti-foreigner sentiment

By Jo Vearey and Rebecca Walker – Daily Maverick, 26 September 2019

In this piece, Vearey and Walker argue that many of South Africa’s government officials have contracted a dangerous, highly contagious and apparently incurable disease. Symptoms include espousing anti-foreigner sentiments and scapegoating non-nationals for failures of the state, while simultaneously denying that xenophobia exists in the country.