How will anti-migrant attacks affect S Africa’s future?

By Inside Story

Nigeria has recalled its ambassador in Pretoria for consultations over recent attacks against foreign migrant workers in a move the South African government called “regretable.”

President Jacob Zuma insists his country is not against foreigners, saying that his government is taking the matter seriously and is working on a long-term plan to deal with this issue.

But what are the root causes of xenophobia in South Africa? And is the government doing enough to deal with it?

Presenter: Jane Dutton


Simon Allison – Africa editor for Daily Maverick and a consultant for the Institute of Security Studies

Andrew Asamoah – Senior researcher at the Institute of Security Studies

Eusebius McKaiser – Political analyst and social commentator

Source:: Al Jazeera

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