Beyond Xenophobia Trailer

We uploaded a trailer of our documentary Beyond Xenophobia online. Have a listen to get some idea of what we are talking about. For more information scroll down to our previous post and you can also contact us about it by mailing with comments or questions.


Interview with Responsibility Coach Karina Anderson

Karina Anderson is a responsibility coach, who has written a book called, The responsible Individual. This book is in a form of a manual that can be used by individuals, families, teams and companies. It can be used individually or with the help of a life coach. Karina, is part of a group of responsibility coaches who coach at the Bramvlei maximum prison to the inmates as well as some of the wardens.

The Responsible Individual was launched at the Cape Town Book Fair at the CTICC where Voxpop Africa media had an opportunity to listen to her presentation as well as do a brief interview with her.

Beyond Xenophobia

Our documentary Beyond Xenophobia is done. We reckon it’s brilliant. In it, we suggest, or rather the interviewees do, that xenophobia is not necessarily the root cause of the recent attacks. It’s rather a symptom for other issues within the society. Issues like unemployment, poverty and even trauma of the past.

We managed to get an all-star cast to be interviewed. George Bizos, the lawyer extraordinaire who has defended so many heroes that it makes him one, and Dr Mamphela Ramphele, activist, academic and co-founder of BCM (Black Consciousness Movement) amongst others talk about the problems and solutions. We also have the new wave South African writers Niq Mhlongo, Sihle Khumalo, Thembelani Ngenelwa and Ndumiso Ncgobo giving their commentary, as well as many affected people from various African countries, and local community activists.

Beyond Xenophobia is a thought provoking documentary which hopefully encourages open debate and inspires action.

For more information about it, contact us via email: or find the other means from our contact site.

One of the interviewees Lindelwa ‘Mamtshawe’ Rosslyn Thole giving her views during the anti-xenophobia demonstration June 2nd in Cape Town.