Manufacturing Illegality: The Impact of Curtailing Asylum Seekers’ Right to Work in South Africa

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This report explores the development of new asylum seeker policy aimed at curtailing asylum seekers’ right to work in South Africa whilst they await the finalisation of the claims, and what the country can learn from similar policy developments in the European Union. It shows that curtailing the right to work is a manifestation of a broader political trend to limit asylum seeker entitlements and protections in the country, which is largely driven by concerns regarding perceived abuse of the asylum system by ‘economic migrants’.

Tags: asylum seekers  Europe  migration management  refugees  

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