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

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 (EU)

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.