Migrants and Xenophobia

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Change Beliefs to Stem Xenophobia

The distressing image of the necklacing of Ernesto Alfabeto Nhamuave in 2008 circulated around the world, highlighting the brutality of xenophobia in South Africa. From Pretoria and Johannesburg to Durban and Cape Town, foreign nationals ...

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Press Release: CSVR Calls for Continued Leadership Engagement against Xenophobia Outbursts

The Centre for The Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) has called on civil society, elected officials and other political and community leaders to heed warning signs amid calls for a march against foreign nationals ...

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Race-ing Xenophobic Violence: Engaging Social Representations of the Black African Body in Postapartheid South Africa

This article draws on the postcolonial theories of Frantz Fanon and Steve Biko to understand and critique the predominantly negative social representations of black foreign nationals in South Africa. These social representations are used for ...

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Women Empowerment: A Case Study of a Refugee Women's Group at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (Appendix E)

This report evaluates the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation's (CSVR's) work with a group of refugee women affected by torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. Over a period of six years, ...

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Exploring Experiences of Torture and CIDT that Occurred in South Africa Amongst Non-Nationals Living in Johannesburg

This report is a part of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), Trauma and Transition Project, to understand changing patterns of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment (CIDT) in the ...

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Traumatic Stress Update (volume 2, number 1)

The first article included in this issue of Traumatic Stress Update (TSU) is based on an interview that Megan Bantjes – the Community Work Coordinator – held with two of our Community Facilitators. It provides ...

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