Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Illegal Immigration in South Africa

I'm sorry I missed this C4 programme.

The team then travel to the suburb of Diepsloot where the local South African business community has written an extraordinary letter to Somalian shopkeepers asking them to leave. The shopkeepers - who say they’re asylum seekers rather than illegal immigrants - fear they will suffer similar violent attacks to those suffered by other immigrant communities.

A group of protestors gathers, demanding that South Africa should be for South Africans only. One woman tells Unreported World that black South Africans fought long and hard to gain their freedom (and) that these benefits are now being stolen by illegal immigrants.



Hat-tip - Mitch.

8 comments:

yellerkat said...

This has long been the case - starting back in the mid-60's when post-imperial Africa started its long and far from graceful collapse. Not that one would expect the former imperialist powers to accept an iota of responsibility.

Anonymous said...

Not that one would expect the former imperialist powers to accept an iota of responsibility.

On the contrary, I think that most people in the west instinctively blame themselves. And you're an example of that.

Anonymous said...

When South Africa has collapsed to the same degree as Zimbabwe (5-10 years from now maybe?) I assume Yellerkat will be telling us how thats our fault.

JuliaM said...

"I assume Yellerkat will be telling us how thats our fault."

Of course. Everything, everywhere, is the fault of 'former imperialist powers'.

It saves people like yellerkat having to think about things.......

AntiCitizenOne said...

I think yellerkat is asking that we re-assert imperial control over these wayward savages?

Or have I missed the point of his post?

JohnM said...

I worked in Zimbabwe and South Africa around the turn of the century.

At that time, a lot of skilled Zimbabweans were going to South Africa and finding decent jobs. The irony was that the ANC school boycott had produced a generation lacking in skills, which the Zimbabweans were able to fill. They were welcomed by the same companies that employed me, being seen as well educated, ambitous and hard working, particularly in comparison with many of the locals.

This situation has obviously changed. The dire situation in Zimbabwe has led to the exodus of a different sort of person.

Anonymous said...

Back in the 80s I was the good little liberal/leftie. Didnt bank with Barclays, didnt buy cape fruit etc etc.

Now my eyes have been opened to certain racial realities; I see SA's collapse as virtually inevitable.

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