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Critics Lash Back Against Reporter Who Wrote About Xenophobia

Backlash on a Story of Xenophobia

As journalists, feedback — solicited and unsolicited — is inevitable. When it comes to sensitive subjects like xenophobia in South Africa, the approach taken to cover it becomes that much more important.

Xenophobia in South Africa Mimics Apartheid-Era Violence

South Africa’s New Xenophobia

Some experts say that the reason Black vigilantes target Black Africans might be rooted in South Africa’s apartheid-era education system, which portrayed the rest of the continent as uncivilized and underdeveloped, leaving the majority of South Africans without a sense of pan-Africanism.

In a Corner of South Africa, Muslim Tradition Has Outlasted Slavery and Apartheid

In a Corner of South Africa, Muslim Tradition Has Outlasted Slavery and Apartheid

It’s perhaps ironic that such a beautiful exhibition of culture came about in a community that had been befallen by slavery, exploitation and apartheid before finally witnessing the beginning of democracy in 1995, with the election of the onetime resistance leader Nelson Mandela as president.