Tag Archives: xenophobia

‘Exploit the Weak… Work! Consume! Die’: Power and Revolt in Comic Books

  lobal warming means that 2016 in on track to be the hottest year in recorded history. In March, figures released by Oxfam showed that the 62 richest people on Earth own as much as half of the world’s population. Elon Musk has plans to build a ‘direct democracy’ on Mars, when we barely have [...]

Living Politics in Grahamstown

  While students (pictured) took to the streets of Grahamstown to protest against fees hikes and for the transformation of Rhodes University, xenophobic violence and looting by residents of nearby townships was meted out to Muslim shop-owners of various nationalities, Sanele Ntshingana and Paddy O’ Halloran investigated the latter’s effects (Photograph: Kate Janse van Rensburg) The room is [...]

Art in a Time of Xenophobia

  Out of the estimated 2.2 million immigrants living in South Africa, 46% are from Southern African Development Community (SADC) nations. As South Africa emerges from yet another spate of xenophobic violence, it’s unsettling to know that most of that merciless violence was inflicted upon our direct neighbours. Since the news broke, the warranted outcry [...]