n South African Medical Journal - Anger and Afrophobia in South Africa : what is a health practitioner to do? : guest editorial

Volume 105, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The facts seem to indicate that South Africa (SA) is one of the more violent places on earth. We have been, and continue to be, a country with significant levels of political violence, criminal violence and domestic violence. And now, we are witnessing violence against fellow Africans. While many have termed this 'xenophobia', a more accurate term may well be 'Afrophobia'. For clinician-scientists, many questions arise. In this editorial, we briefly consider a few of the most pertinent.

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