Small, organised groups of South Africans who are stopping undocumented foreigners from using hospitals bring the issue of migrants accessing healthcare into the spotlight.
Undoubtedly, barbarity lies at the epicentre of modernity.
Despite regular incidents of anti-migrant violence, peaceful and mutually beneficial relationships between South Africans and migrants can and do exist.
There is no evidence that international migrants are a major cause of unemployment in South Africa. Misinformation drives this misconception.
Ending violence against foreigners can only happen by first recognising – and addressing – the hazards of South Africa’s crumbling system of indirect rule.