What Are The Potential Effects Of Xenophobia

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Xenophobia can be defined as a sensation of fear or phobia toward a person or a given group of people deemed strange or foreign. When such a sensation becomes collective it may lead to rejection of the “other”. By rejecting others from one’s community, one de facto denies or chooses to ignore any positive contribution from them to this community. This paper intends to demonstrate the impact of such behaviour on the wellbeing of the different communities involved. In the specific case of the African continent, misery and instability have dominated many people’s lives for decades despite the enormity of human potential and natural resources. South Africa’s current socio-political realities are conditioned by hundreds of years of migration from Africa, Europe, and Asia. South Africa’s internal politics have also…show more content…
Another problem of xenophobia in South Africa is the Intolerance on the vice and the current xenophobic attacks and impediment to development, despite the wide campaign towards international cooperation.
1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The main objective of the study is to evaluate xenophobia in South Africa.
Other specific objectives of the study are:
1. To identify potential causes of xenophobic violence in South Africa.
2. To investigate the impact of xenophobia on the South African economy.
3. To access the current state of xenophobia in South Africa
4. To review the nature of immigration in South Africa
5. To recommend strategies to improve tolerance and development in South Africa.
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
(1) What are the potential causes of xenophobic violence in South Africa?
(2) How to investigate the impact of xenophobia on the South African economy?
(3) What is the current state of xenophobia in South Africa?
(4) What is the nature of immigration in South
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