Tag Archive: migration policy
Roundtable discussion on Migration in South Africa: forthcoming challenges
The City of Johannesburg hosts one of the largest populations of refugees and asylum seekers on the African continent. The Catholic Church and its various agencies is in the forefront of service provision. The year that lies ahead will present us with fundamental changes in the socio-political environment in which we operate
Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Migration History Marked by Crises and Restrictions
Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Migration History Marked by Crises and Restrictions Written by By Marie-Laurence Flahaux and Bruno Schoumaker and published by the Migration Policy Institute
The evolution of migration policy in post-apartheid South Africa
In post-apartheid South Africa, migration policies and legislation have failed the declared objective of enhancing the development potential of migration, leaving critical issues such as social cohesion and integration unsolved. A large emphasis has been placed on the securitisation of migration and the tightening of the immigration regime in an attempt to crack down on irregular arrivals.
Migration Policy Brief – Issue 1
The objective of this migration policy brief is to discuss the findings of a survey carried out among Angolans living in Cape Town as well as to present some policy recommendations.
Introductory Remarks by Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba for Third Roundtable on International Migration: Intra-regional migration within SADC
Review: SIHMA/CPLO Seminar 3 Towards a regional integrated migration regime: A future perspective – 3 September 2014
The movement of people is not a new phenomenon to the continent, as Africa has a long history of migration. Cross border migration patterns are influenced by political and economic agreements, which is evident in how colonialism and then apartheid in South Africa shaped cross border labour movement that has continued up to the present. Since the 1994 political changes in South Africa and the progressive globalisation of the economy, there has been a rapid intensification of cross border movements and regional migration between Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries. Despite several regional proposals and discussions a full consensus on a formal regional labour migration framework to govern the free movement of people has not yet been achieved. This seminar provided an overview of the development of the SADC regional labour migration framework and discuss the correlations and implications of such a framework on refugee movements.