Can Southern Africa get labour migration right?


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

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