As we enjoy the festive season and the conclusion of a painful year, despite the victories of the Springboks and Zozibini, we would have again forgotten about what has been defined as xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals on the streets of cities in SA and other African countries in 2019, but also in 2016, and 2008 as well.

The controversy about Nigerian musician Burna Boy and the cancelled concert that was to be staged to build unity among Africans in SA against xenophobia temporarily revived our thoughts on the subject...

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