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.

Towards a Theology of Human Mobility in Africa

Today human mobility in Africa poses serious challenges to the Catholic Church, whose doors are often those knocked daily by migrants and refugees, seeking material and spiritual answers to their plight. The Church is called to promote a different perspective, where asylum, displacement and migration become a component of dialogue among cultures and societies, and where people on the move are viewed as fellow human beings. Moreover, the Church is expected to question a model of development, which ignores inequalities...

Africans on the move – English Version

Human mobility plays an important role in the history of the African continent. Over the past decades, migration trends and patterns have modified due to the globalization of the labour market and the socio-economic and political transformations which have affected most African societies. For many sending countries labour migration represents a strategy to support livelihoods and reduce poverty. Climate change, natural disasters and crises undermining the political stability of African states have generated large numbers of refugees. This publication contains...