The 25th issue of Equal Treatment (June 2008) contains a special report on the systematic abuse of the rights of immigrants.
Xenophobia is rife in South Africa. Foreign nationals have been attacked in Alexandra and Diepsloot during the last week, with several people dying. However, repression of immigrants, refugees and undocumented people goes beyond naked violence in poor communities. Earlier this year, police raided the Central Methodist Church in Johannesburg, beating up and arresting immigrants, mainly from Zimbabwe. The state...Read more