30 November 2010

New Collection: AL3286 - The Forced Migration Studies Programme on Xenophobic violence Collection

The Forced Migration Studies Programme at the University of Witwatersrand conducted oral history interviews on the Xenophobia violence that occurred in South Africa in 2008. The interviews were conducted by students in the Forced Migration Studies Programme with foreign nationals in the Gauteng area. No audio recordings were donated, but the edited transcripts of these interviews form part of the collection, as well as the consent forms signed by the interviewees, along with the project documentation.

The collection provides unique insight into the phenomenon of xenophobia, revealing its detrimental effect on the lives of both victims and perpetrators. Xenophobia is a human rights violation, and SAHA is proud to accept this collection, which enriches our archival material on the subject. Notably, the Freedom of Information Programme Collection (AL2878) provides access to useful documentation related to xenophobia, received as a result of PAIA requests made to the Department of Home Affairs by the Freedom of Information Programme in 2006.



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