This periodic report is the second in a series of bi-monthly reports that focus on conversations about foreign nationals in South Africa on social media. This report covers the date range of 1 to 15 July 2022. Key hashtags in the conversation were #operationdudula, #putsouthaficansfirst and #putsouthafricansfirst. Operation Dudula’s reach continued to grow during the...
Category: Xenophobia Network Investigations News
This regular report for the month of June 2022 assesses conversations about foreign nationals on South African social media. Operation Dudula, a xenophobic campaign whose reach is growing continues to dominate the conversation. Aside from being an online campaign that focuses on influencing policy and implementation decisions, Operation Dudula also engages in paramilitary activities. This...
The killing of Elvis Nyathi, a Zimbabwean citizen who lived in Diepsloot, Johannesburg has prompted the Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change (CABC) to unpack the online tactics that resulted in his death. Read the full article
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There is no space for passive indignation while South Africa is torn apart by misguided militancy. Read full article
Stuart Jones – Dangers of #PutSouthAfricaFirst Xenophobia Listen to full interviwe
Over several years, one hashtag has become prominent on social media for rallying behind a campaign calling on government and the private sector to prioritise local jobs for South Africans over foreign nationals, while blaming immigrants for crime, among other social issues. Read full article