The politics of hatred are again on a rise in South Africa. The launch of Operation Dudula on the 16 June last year has brough back violent attacks on migrants, led to displacements of residents and looting of migrant owned shops. While our democratic dispensation is not new to xenophobic mobilisations and attacks, the persistence of poverty, unemployment and criminality have created conditions for great support for groups like Operation Dudula.
Operation Dudula maintains that it is not targeting and attacking migrants specifically, and that it is mainly concerned with lawlessness and criminality that involves migrants in communities.
Some community organizations have come together to condemn these mobilizations, calling the mobilizations “incredibly racist, prejudiced and dangerous”. Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education invites you to an activist discussion that delves into the current mobilisations and activist responses to it.
Tues, 24 May 2022
17h30 – 19h30 (public seminar)
Bertha House, 67 Main Road, Mowbray
Please rsvp by Mon, 23 May 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The event will be live-streamed on Tshisimani’s Facebook, YouTube & Twitter accounts