Today marks Africa Day, the 52nd anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity, now known as the African Union

This year, Africa Day in South Africa follows horrific incidences of Xenophobic violence aimed at people from the African diaspora who reside in South Africa. Sonke has joined with other civil society organisations, trade unions and the religious community to condemn these attacks, and to call for African unity.

Calls by civil society organisations mirror the views of many people who live in South Africa.

We share with you a voxpops feature of how people living in South Africa think about African unity and xenophobia.

Please share with others.


For Africa Day 2015, Sonke Gender Justice asked people living in South Africa about their thoughts on African unity and xenophobia. The result was the production of this voxpops feature.