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Xenophobia in Durban, 14 April

Speakers: Paul Kariuki, Bandile Mdlalose, China Ngubane
Date: Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Topic: In Durban, xenophobia continues to spread. Umlazi, Isipingo, Chatsworth, KwaMashu, Inanda, Phoenix, New Germany Road and Sea Cow Lake shack settlements, Avoca, Effingham, Clare Estate, Red Hill and other sites have witnessed new, violent attacks over the past week. Emergency interventions to provide relief to immigrants are vital. Should these include the deployment of army troops, as was done to extinguish xenophobia in 2008 and 2010? Should the ruling party's call for a anti-xenophobia march on May 16 be supported? Can King Zwelithini be persuaded to withdraw his anti-foreigner statements? What power do immigrants and solidarity activists have to influence the South African state? Is Durban civil society properly aligned? What are the consequences of ongoing xenophobia to the city's mega-event strategy, e.g. the May 2015 Tourism Indaba, September 2015 World Social Science Forum, anticipated 2022 Commonwealth Games award and future Olympic bids? What longer-term interventions must be launched to solve root-cause problems behind xenophobia, including employment, housing shortages, retail market imbalances and South African regional foreign policy?

Speakers: Kariuki is the Programmes Manager of the Democracy Development Programme and Mdlalose and Ngubane are UKZN CCS Dennis Brutus Community Scholars.

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