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Master Thesis

The Perception of African Migrants in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Abstract : Post-apartheid South African society is now more diverse than it ever was. Its title of “rainbow nation” seems hence to be well deserved. The Republic of South Africa is composed of citizens from different ethnicities and immigrants from other countries, among which a majority from the African continent. Nevertheless, although South Africa is a cosmopolitan country, the social environment in which citizens and immigrants live is marked by resentment and xenophobic violence, that reveals a much darker side of the rainbow. As the primary victims of xenophobia, from 2008 to 2019, are foreign nationals from Africa, it is relevant to analyse how they are perceived by South African society. The study is a gradual observation of several aspects which forms South African’s opinion on African immigrants. It tackles the social, economic and the public perception of the subject, as well as its political dimension.
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Omar Akmoum. The Perception of African Migrants in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2020. ⟨dumas-03163244⟩



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