Ms Tasneem Motara (ANC)

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What is your political background? I joined the African National Congress (ANC) about 16 years ago. I grew up in a very politically active home: some of my family members were in exile, and some of them are still active in politics. I joined the ANC Youth League in 2000 ...

Discussion: Is xenophobia the down side to nation-building?

ISS Goedgedacht

The Institute for Security Studies and the Goedgedacht Forum has invited you to join them for a discussion concerning “Is xenophobia the down side to nation-building?” See RSVP details below.

Some of the issues to be addressed include: - To what extent is what we are seeing a hang-over from ...

The Week Ahead: President and Deputy answer oral questions

Even with the Youth Day Holiday to compress the parliamentary week, the legislature has arranged a substantial programme in the main chambers, which includes ministerial statements, policy debates, oral questions and the processing of assorted bills and statutory instruments.

No surprises, President Zuma will grab the limelight when he answers ...

LiveMagSA: VIP Debate Club Review: So Am I Xenophobic?

By Fatima Mathivha

When we arrive at the Bannister Hotel in Braamfontein for the VIP Debate Club there’s already a buzz in the air. The turnout is impressive and we struggle to find a seat. It’s a little surprising. Not only are we all here to discuss the very sensitive ...

LiveMagSA: Xenophobia - With heads bowed in shame…

By Rofhiwa Maneta

History has a dirty habit of repeating itself. When the wave of xenophobic violence swept through South Africa seven years ago, claiming 67 lives and displacing thousands, no one could’ve bargained it would happen again. Former President Thabo Mbeki addressed parliament a month after the attacks, apologising ...

Live SA: The State of SA youth: Am I xenophobic?

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Between April and May 2015, South Africa’s troubles with xenophobic violence gripped the world, the rest of the continent and broader South African society. In the ensuing tension, headlines such as those of Emmanuel Sithole’s murder and – sometimes inaccurate – social media commentary compounded the confusion and anxiety – ...

The Week Ahead: Packed plenary programme and committee corridor

Parliament has scheduled a broad and busy programme in the main chambers as well as in the committee corridor.

The President’s oral question session in the NCOP (on Thursday) is the main plenary event. His responses to questions on the recent xenophobic attacks and the Report on Farlam Commission of ...

The Week Ahead: Budget vote debate season begins

Since early March, portfolio committees have been meeting with departments and entities to process their budget votes and prepare reports.

The focus now shifts to the budget vote debates that commence tomorrow and run until the end of the month. These debates will happen in the Extended Public Committees (EPCs), ...

Book launch and discussion: Manifestations of woundedness - Violence and xenophobia

IJR War Trauma incore acms

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, War Trauma Foundation (Netherlands), The International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) and the African Centre for Migration and Society cordially invite you to a book launch and public discussion coinciding with the hosting of an international conference titled ‘Healing communities, transforming society: Exploring the interconnectedness ...

Infographic: Recent xenophobic attacks - The stats

With the recent spate of violent xenophobic attacks, a National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS) was activated to address and control the situation. On Tuesday, 28 April 2015, NATJOINTS briefed the Home Affairs Portfolio Committee on recent developments regarding attacks against foreign nationals, the root causes behind the violence, ...

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