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Xenophobia is more than just hateful, violent attacks on people of different nationalities. It affects a nation in a profound way – socially, politically and economically. In the informative article below, Otto Stehlik, founder of the successful Protea Group hotel chain, talks about how xenophobia causes a major blow to SA’s economy, especially in the tourism sector. With Eskom having already caused significant damage to our economy, we really can’t afford to have more problems in a country plagued by poverty, unemployment and corruption. It is no secret that tourism is a major booster when it comes to SA’s income – our country is rich in geographic and cultural diversity that attracts tourists from all corners of the globe. I have a German friend who is absolutely crazy about South Africa, and is doing everything she can to relocate here. We are doing something right. Yes, we may have problem after problem – but doesn’t that mean there is just more opportunity to get involved, help and be the change we want to see? – Tracey Ruff
Cyril Ramaphosa: The Audio Biography
Listen to the story of Cyril Ramaphosa's rise to presidential power, narrated by our very own Alec Hogg.