Xenophobia has reared its ugly head again in the Rainbow Nation. African nations have had enough
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
September 10, 2019
When I travel out of South Africa, I am often asked a version of the same question. "So, what will you be doing in Africa?"
The question usually comes with a slightly horrified look, or with genuine puzzlement. And it generally comes from South Africans.
As a South African, who has lived extensively overseas, that detached way of looking at the rest of the continent - and its people -- has often puzzled me.
This week at least 10 people were killed, and hundreds arrested in a spasm of xenophobic violence and looting in Johannesburg, Pretoria and elsewhere in the country.
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