South African Suburbia: The Neighbours They All Pretend Don’t Live There

Originally posted on Law | Life | Leanings:
[Originally posted on Huffington Post] It started in early January this year (not really, more like in 1652 or thereabouts). The one neighbour who acknowledges my presence and existence as her neighbour asked if… Continue reading South African Suburbia: The Neighbours They All Pretend Don’t Live There

Are we born to love (or hate) or do we learn it?: Education to counter hate  

The images and stories of violence against foreigners in South Africa remain stark. Xenophobia and its violent manifestation have taken centre stage yet again. Some Africans living in South Africa have had to re-evaluate their continued presence in the country … Continue reading Are we born to love (or hate) or do we learn it?: Education to counter hate  

We brought xenophobia upon ourselves: Letter to Zimbabwe & South Africa

After all the weeping and wailing is done, we need to be objective about the events in South Africa that are affecting non-South African Africans. The on-going xenophobic crisis has consumed the lives of relatives, friends, workmates, neighbours and fellow … Continue reading We brought xenophobia upon ourselves: Letter to Zimbabwe & South Africa