A Region Without Borders? Policy Frameworks for Regional Labour Migration Towards South Africa

Nshimbi, C.C. & Fioramonti, L. (2013) MiWORC Report N°1. A region without borders? Policy frameworks for regional labour migration towards South Africa. Johannesburg: African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand.

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Chris Changwe Nshimbi

Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn), University of Pretoria

Lorenzo Fioramonti

University of Pretoria; Centre for Social Investment, University of Heidelberg; Hertie School of Governance; UNU Institute for Comparative Regional Integration Studies

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Date Written: July 3, 2013

Abstract

This report focuses on labour migration policy frameworks in a regional context. It provides an overview of global and regional standards and subsequently focuses on policy evolution in the Southern African regions. In particular, it deals with the set of policy frameworks regulating labour migration towards South Africa from the following neighbouring countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. The report summarises the result of research activities conducted under Work Package 1 of the collaborative project -Migrating for Work Research Consortium (MiWORC) - Regional international migration and its impact on the South African labour market: data, policies and livelihoods. The findings discussed in this report will feed into MiWORC’s on-going research activities and provide a useful background for specific work packages dealing with labour migration flows, social security provisions and portability of social rights.

Suggested Citation

Nshimbi, Christopher Changwe and Fioramonti, Lorenzo, A Region Without Borders? Policy Frameworks for Regional Labour Migration Towards South Africa (July 3, 2013). Nshimbi, C.C. & Fioramonti, L. (2013) MiWORC Report N°1. A region without borders? Policy frameworks for regional labour migration towards South Africa. Johannesburg: African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2518432 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2518432

Christopher Changwe Nshimbi

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