That's the conclusion of a Human Rights Watch report published a year after the launch of a national plan to tackle xenophobia.
The watchdog found South Asians and migrants from other parts of Africa living in fear.
Mobs have destroyed foreign-owned businesses and homes.
So what's needed to ensure equality for all in the 'Rainbow Nation'?
Presenter: Imran Khan
Dewa Mavhinga - Southern Africa Director, Human Rights Watch
Fasiha Hassan - Gauteng Provincial Legislature Member
Ralph Mathekga - Political Analyst
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