On the move: mobility and governance in Southern Africa

As the main regional migration hub, South Africa's approach is key to shaping better policy.

Southern Africa’s unique migration patterns require collaboration among Southern African countries and improved policies at national and regional level that align with continental aspirations. As South Africa is the main regional migration hub, its approach is key in shaping these developments. Critical for the region is ensuring safe, orderly and regular migration that can stimulate national and regional development. However, much still stands in the way of this goal.

About the author

Sergio Carciotto is a Senior Research Consultant for the ISS. He consults independently on migration, forced displacement and refugee rights. He is the Managing Editor of the African Human Mobility Review and previously served as director of the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa.

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Development partners
This report is funded by the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
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