Johannesburg
Xenophobia in South Africa fractures international working-class solidarity

The COVID-19 pandemic has strongly impacted migrants in South Africa who have been facing increasingly violent attacks and marginalization over the past decade, reinforced by xenophobic rhetoric on a state-level

Xenophobic ‘shutdowns’ turn indiscriminately violent

The ‘shutdowns’ spreading across Gauteng are intended as targeted xenophobia. But the actions of one mob in Joburg’s inner city show that, in practice, they can harm anyone in their path.