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
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