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Title:Home is where the heart is: Namibians on cross-border migration and regional integration
Authors:Frayne, BruceISNI
Pendleton, WadeISNI
Year:2001
Periodical:African Studies
Volume:60
Issue:2
Period:December
Pages:205-224
Language:English
Geographic terms:South Africa
Namibia
Subjects:immigration
Namibians
migrants
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Urbanization and Migration
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
External link:http://ejournals.ebsco.com/direct.asp?ArticleID=X2VVRGN6NML97U4BF4N5
Abstract:The Southern African Migration Project (SAMP) has conducted several migration-related surveys within southern Africa over the past three years. These surveys have found that immigration to member countries of people from within the SADC region may not be on the scale suggested in the media and by politicians; nor does it account for worsening poverty and crime experienced in the region. This paper presents the findings and policy implications of interviews conducted with six hundred Namibians between May and June 1998 about their experiences with, and attitudes towards, cross-border migration. Attention is paid to reasons for migration to South Africa; factors in migration decisionmaking; future migration trends from Namibia; likelihood of moving to South Africa; future migration patterns; Namibians' attitudes towards immigration to Namibia; attitudes to migration and immigration policy; Namibian attitudes to borders; Namibian attitudes to South African immigration policy; Namibian attitudes to non-citizen rights in South Africa; Namibian attitudes to incorporation and free movement. Perhaps the most significant outcome of the Namibian survey is the low propensity of the Namibian population to migrate to South Africa. Bibliogr., notes, ref.
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