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Being foreign in SA can make you want to kill yourself

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Being foreign in SA can make you want to kill yourself

Xenophobia and other hardships mean immigrants account for a disproportionate share of attempted suicides

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When Moira left Zimbabwe two years ago to work in SA, she hoped to save enough to fund her business management studies then start a small business to help her raise her five-year-old daughter, who was just three at the time.

But a month after she started her new job as a domestic worker in Cape Town, SA went into lockdown. 

“My husband and I both lost our jobs and for six months we did not have any form of income. We depended on relatives to give us food,” she said...

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