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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.

Zimbabwe government and Mugabe’s ‘immediate family’ battle over his  funeral and burial
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Politics and Society Zimbabwe government and Mugabe’s ‘immediate family’ battle over his funeral and burial

Relatives of Robert Mugabe have issued a statement expressing concern and displeasure at Zimbabwe’s government for developing the programme for the funeral without consulting his immediate family. There is still no agreement and clarity on where the former president is going to be buried.

Nigeria to repatriate its 600 citizens from South Africa amid fresh xenophobic attacks
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Politics and Society Nigeria to repatriate its 600 citizens from South Africa amid fresh xenophobic attacks

Nigeria has confirmed it will repatriate about 600 of its citizens from South Africa this week following the brutal wave of xenophobic violence. The Nigerian consul general in Johannesburg confirmed the development, which follows intermittent xenophobic attacks targeting Nigerians and other African nationals.