14th South African Psychology Congress
In response to the xenophobic violence that erupted in South Africa in May 2008, ‘Respecting diversity' was an aptly chosen theme for the 14th South African Psychology Congress, held at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26 to 29 August 2008. The congress was hosted by the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA). Issues and concerns relating to violence against foreigners and in particular African immigrants were alluded to by PsySSA President, Professor Basil Pillay. Xenophobia was noted to have played a negative role in South Africa.
African Safety Promotion Vol. 6 (2) 2008: pp. 67-70