The African Union recognises the importance of free movement of people and goods in attaining development goals, but consistent policies and effective labour migration are still a long way off. For its part, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is drafting progressive policies that aim to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration.
Drawing on a new ISS study in Southern Africa, this seminar looks at some of the challenges of establishing effective labour mobility and the implications of COVID-19 on this endeavour.
Chair: Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head of Special Projects, ISS Pretoria
Sergio Carciotto, ISS Consultant
Diego Iturralde, Chief Director, Demography & Population Statistics, StatsSA
Sabelo Mbokazi, Head of Labour, Employment and Migration Division, African Union Commission