New blog: Déjà vu: Anti-immigrant and xenophobic attitudes in post-apartheid South Africa

South Africa is battling growing anti-immigrant attitudes driven by vigilante groups. In recent weeks, African immigrants living in low-income communities like townships have been targeted by local South Africans. The growing citizens’ anger and resentment resulted in the gruesome murder of a Zimbabwean immigrant by a mob in Diepsloot township, early April. PhD candidate Tinashe Chimbidzikai writes about how anti-immigrant sentiments have become episodic, in the ASCL Africanist Blog.