Working Papers

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SIHMA - by Ella Weldon and Edited by James Chapman

COVID 19 AND THE SECURITISATION OF SOUTH AFRICAN BORDERS: THE CASE FOR AN INCLUSIVE RESPONSE

This working paper was written at the end of April 2020, while South Africa was amidst its Level 5 lockdown period. It analyses South Africa’s initial migration controls in response to Covid-19, within a context of wider securitisation of migration.  The paper adopts a ‘human security’ theoretical lens and explores the security issues at stake for different populations involved in migration to SA during the pandemic; the host nation,...

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SIHMA - Director Filippo Ferraro

Catholic teaching and interventions on the Global Compact on refugees and the global compact on safe orderly and regular migration

At the forefront of the Catholic Church’s mission is the relieving of human suffering and enhancing human well-being on a large scale. A vital part of this mission is the effort to alleviate the pain, suffering, and exploitation faced by many migrants and refugees. Archbishop Buti Tlhagale, Bishop of Johannesburg addressed the Bishops of the Southern Africa Catholic Bishops Conference in February 2019 and called for an increased effort to stop the exploitation of migrants and refugees. This...

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Aquilina Mawadza and Sergio Carciotto

SOUTH SUDAN: A YOUNG COUNTRY DIVIDED BY CIVIL WAR

Image by Jaroslav Šmahel from Pixabay   “I am South Sudanese by nationality. I was born on the 12th of December 1992 in place called Nasir, near the border with Ethiopia. This place is occupied mostly by Nuer speaking people and personally, I am a Nuer. It all started in December 2015 when there was supposed to be an election. The contest was between Salva Kirr (who was and still is the...

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Mulugeta F. Dinbabo and Sergio Carciotto

INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: A CALL FOR A GLOBAL RESEARCH AGENDA

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay   Abstract Research on international migration has brought about remarkable awareness within the global research community, stimulating some theorists and policy-makers to talk about ‘international migration’ as a field for research. A number of research organizations have also adopted various methods of inquiry to examine and change their research agendas and practices. Although much is known about international migration, there are still many unanswered questions. Formulating a...

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Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa

Cessation of the international protection of Angolan refugees in South Africa

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. Photo by Olhar Angolano on Unsplash