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Racism and ‘xenophobia’: 10 key points
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Politics and Society Racism and ‘xenophobia’: 10 key points

Ivan Katsere, a PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, recently wrote an opinion piece for the Daily Maverick, “Dehumanising the other: The language of black-on-black racism”. In it, Katsere illustrates the centrality of racism in violence against African migrants.

Elisabeth Efua Sutherland enforces the female perspective in cultural narratives
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Arts and Culture Elisabeth Efua Sutherland enforces the female perspective in cultural narratives

As the granddaughter of one of Ghana’s pioneer female playwright’s Efua Theodora Sutherland, Elisabeth Sutherland was destined for a career in the arts. She has taken to recreating folklore to reflect the female perspective and has co-founded a theatre program to stimulate new and young talent in Ghana.

South Africa sends Presidential Special Envoys to several African countries following xenophobic attacks
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Politics and Society South Africa sends Presidential Special Envoys to several African countries following xenophobic attacks

South Africa has sent a team of Special Envoys appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to deliver messages of solidarity reassuring fellow African countries that South Africa is committed to the ideals of pan-African unity and solidarity. The envoys will visit Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the DRC and Zambia.