Tag Archives: xenophobic violence

Alone, With Nowhere To Go

  “I don’t agree with violence, but I did participate because there was the safety of a group situation,” says Kabelo* last week in Durban. Standing near a peach-coloured house recently defiled in Chatsworth’s Bottlebrush area, Kabelo says the house was previously inhabited by Zimbabwean nationals before they were violently hounded out. Kabelo surveys people […]

Africa’s Immigrant Entrepreneurs

  Bruce Whitehouse Generations of Africans have debated the merits of foreign-controlled enterprise: do these businesses and the people who run them strengthen or undermine local economic opportunity? Do they benefit or exploit local workers and consumers? Such debates often overlook that a large portion of these foreign-owned firms are small or medium enterprises, and that their owners are […]