Anger and Afrophobia in South Africa : what is a health practitioner to do?
CITATION: Long, W., Chiliza, B. & Stein, D.J. 2015. Anger and Afrophobia in South Africa: What is a health practitioner to do?. South African Medical Journal, 105(7):510, doi:10.7196/SAMJnew.7968.
The original publication is available at http://www.samj.org.za
The facts seem to indicate that South Africa 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.