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Research outputs: XENOPHOBIA

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2022 Xenophobia in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic: how the pandemic increases zero-sum bias about foreign nationals

When the COVID-19 pandemic reached the shores of South Africa, the government responded quickly. Although proactive government policies save...

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2021 Knowledge, the media and anti-immigrant hate crime in South Africa: where are the connections?

There is a growing level of academic interest in how the media covers immigration and xenophobia in South Africa. Various scholars (e.g. Nya...

2021 Anti-immigrant violence as social group control vigilantism?: understanding attitudes, behaviours and solutions

In the early September 2019 the street of Johannesburg convulsed with violence. Using anti-immigrant rhetoric, citizens in the country's wea...

2021 Understanding violence between South African nationals and African immigrants in Gauteng province: phase Two

South Africa' s political economy and social life has its foundations intrinsically linked with both historical and more contemporary migrat...

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