African Immigrant Traders in Johannesburg Inner City



African immigrant traders in Johannesburg inner city operate a range of small businesses operations from survivalist to relatively big shops. This chapter shows who the African immigrant traders are as well as the nature and types of their operations. This chapter also explores cases of discrimination, hostility and xenophobia, suffered by African immigrant traders, with the objective of demonstrating the targeting of African immigrants in South Africa.


Africa immigrant traders Discrimination Hostility South Africa Xenophobia 


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  1. 1.Department of Geography and Environmental StudiesUniversity of ZululandKwaDlangezwaSouth Africa

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