Things are bleak in SA right now — and foreigners are an easy scapegoat

SA belongs to all who live in it, declares the Freedom Charter, but tell that to the victims — and perpetrators — of xenophobia in 2022, writes Franny Rabkin

07 August 2022 - 00:00

In 1955, the ANC proclaimed in the Freedom Charter that SA “belongs to all who live in it”. In 2022, at the ruling party’s recent policy conference, a proposed policy on immigration included the development of “a well co-ordinated strategy for tracking down illegal foreigners”. ..

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