Risk of potential rise in xenophobia, survey finds


FILE image. Thousands of South Africans and Foreign nationals march on May 24, 2008 through the centre of Johannesburg to protest against ongoing xenophobic attacks in the country.

JOHANNESBURG - A new survey is warning about a potential increase in xenophobia as South Africa seeks to recover from COVID-19's economic impact.

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The Human Sciences Research Council and market researcher Ipsos say tensions between South Africans and migrants and refugees may arise again because of competition for jobs and scarce resources.

The HSRC is urging government to be pro-active, giving non-citizens access to documentation and induction programmes.


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