Gate-keeping the Noble Profession: The Unjustifiable Obstacles to Practicing Law in South Africa as a foreigner

Becoming a lawyer is no easy task. The path is riddled with land mines at every turn.Whether it be getting a law degree, finding articles of clerkship, writing board exams orbuilding a portfolio as an attorney/advocate, there are many challenges that one faces whenembarking on this journey. There is however no greater obstacle to entry into this nobleprofession for non-South Africans in particular than the … Continue reading Gate-keeping the Noble Profession: The Unjustifiable Obstacles to Practicing Law in South Africa as a foreigner

The Politics of Resentment: The Ideological Source of Xenophobia in South Africa

Introduction During October last year, the Gauteng provincial government released draft legislation that would prevent foreign nationals from opening and operating certain businesses in the provincial townships. Ironically, a year before this, the Gauteng province was the epicenter of xenophobic violence in South Africa, particularly in the townships. This is not an isolated incident. Xenophobia has maintained a consistent presence in South Africa for more … Continue reading The Politics of Resentment: The Ideological Source of Xenophobia in South Africa