SIHMA | Scalabrini Institute For Human Mobility In Africa

The evolution of migration policy in post-apartheid South Africa

Published by: Sergio Carciotto and Mike Mavura

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.