Zimbabweans in South Africa : failure of immigration policy and precarious livelihoods

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dc.contributor.advisor Dansereau, Suzanne
dc.creator Kupakuwana, Tinavapi
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-08T15:31:35Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-08T15:31:35Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other JV8833 K87 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/27173
dc.description iii, 121 leaves ; 29 cm
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 109-121).
dc.description.abstract Since 2000, South Africa has received an influx of Zimbabwean migrants in search of a better living. However, due to South Africa’s apartheid inspired immigration laws, many of these immigrants are faced with increased difficulty in regularising their stay to realise their immigration dream. This thesis examines South Africa’s immigration legislation and how it negatively impacts the livelihood regimes of Zimbabwean migrants living in South Africa, from a development perspective. Through a critical investigation of South Africa’s immigration policy, literature and document analysis, this thesis argues that the South African government is reluctant to overhaul its restrictive apartheid inspired immigration laws to safeguard its national interests, while covertly concealing its lack of capacity and tact to manage the Zimbabwe migrant situation. The study concludes that South Africa’s immigration policy is outdated and exclusionary at the core. This has had deleterious effects on livelihood regimes of Zimbabwean immigrants as they are unable to access critical resources and services such as healthcare, employment, banking and legal protection due to the precarious nature of their immigration status. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc JV8833
dc.subject.lcsh Zimbabweans -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Immigrants -- South Africa -- Social conditions
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy
dc.title Zimbabweans in South Africa : failure of immigration policy and precarious livelihoods en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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