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Title:The existentialities of Ethiopian and Nigerian migrants in South Africa
Editors:Akanle, Olayinka
Alemu, Abebe Ejigu
Adesina, JimiISNI
Periodical:International Journal of African Renaissance Studies (ISSN 1753-7274)
Geographic term:South Africa
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/18186874.2016.1249134
Abstract:Many studies on international migrations have concentrated on South-North migrations, causes and consequences of such migrations, sending and receiving countries and characteristics of migrants' interfaces. There is much less scholarly work on South-South migrations, and academic and policy works on wider Africans' migrations into South Africa are particularly scarce. Even among the very few existing studies on South-South migrations, very few account for migrants' existentialities in South Africa - a nation experiencing the largest scale migrations in Africa and strategising to cope with associated issues, especially among the hard-to-reach migrant communities. This article therefore, examines the ramifications of experiences and existences or existentialities of Ethiopian and Nigerian immigrants in South Africa as crucial case study for the growth of pan-Africanism. The approach adopted for this article is transnational systematic interactions and observations in Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa. Secondary sources from unclassified documents, scholarly journals, reports and reliable Internet sources were utilised. The findings suggest the need for more robust, inclusive and dynamic social/migration policies in South Africa, as well as other southern nations experiencing high immigration. The argument is that the receiving nations of migrants must pay more attention to objective and comprehensive understanding of migrants and migrant communities to sustainably appropriate migration's gains and to ameliorate unintended migration consequences. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]