Nigeria has recalled its ambassador in Pretoria for consultations over recent attacks against foreign migrant workers in a move the South African government called "regretable."

President Jacob Zuma insists his country is not against foreigners, saying that his government is taking the matter seriously and is working on a long-term plan to deal with this issue.

But what are the root causes of xenophobia in South Africa? And is the government doing enough to deal with it?


Presenter: Jane Dutton

Guests:

Simon Allison - Africa editor for Daily Maverick and a consultant for the Institute of Security Studies

Andrew Asamoah - Senior researcher at the Institute of Security Studies

Eusebius McKaiser - Political analyst and social commentator

Source: Al Jazeera