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Migration in South and Southern Africa

Migration in South and Southern Africa

In this wide-ranging work, prominent migration scholars provide insight into the current dynamics and determinants of both immigration and migration in South and southern Africa and reflect on how the lifting of apartheid has affected migration in the region. The book covers three broad areas: macro-level migration trends in sub-Saharan Africa; micro-level factors in South African migration; and a synthesis of current migration theory.

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  • Format: 175mm x 245mm
  • Pages: 416
  • ISBN 13: 978-07969-2113-0
  • Rights: World Rights

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Dynamics and determinants Coping with immigration and urbanisation in a rapidly globalising environment is one of the policy issues facing many governments, yet the complexity of migration makes it difficult for planners to understand its causes and plan for its consequences. In this wide-ranging work, prominent migration scholars provide insight into the current dynamics and determinants of both immigration and migration in South and southern Africa and reflect on how the lifting of apartheid has affected migration in the region. The book covers three broad areas: macro-level migration trends in sub-Saharan Africa; micro-level factors in South African migration; and a synthesis of current migration theory.

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1. Introduction
Pieter Kok, Derik Gelderblom and Johan van Zyl

PART I: The context of migration from a continental and regional perspective

2. Internal and international migration within Africa
Aderanti Adepoju

3. Cross-border migration and regional initiatives in managing migration in southern Africa
John O. Oucho

4. Historical background to South African migration
Marie Wentzel and Kholadi Tlabela

5. Migration in South Africa in comparative perspective
Barbara A. Anderson

PART II: Findings from South African survey data

6. Migration and health in South Africa
Nil Roux and Louis van Tonder

7. Evaluating the 200102 HSRC Migration Survey
Johan van Zyl

8. Contemporary South African migration patterns and intentions
Marie Wentzel, Johan Viljoen and Pieter Kok

9. Migrant motivations and capacities in relation to key migration streams
Catherine Cross

10. The limits and possibilities of migrant networks
Derik Gelderblom and Whynie Adams

11. Migration intentions in South Africa and elsewhere
Gordon F. De Jong and Michele Steinmetz

PART III: A theoretical synthesis

12. Towards a synthetic model of migration
Derik Gelderblom

APPENDICES

Appendix A: The history and methodology of the HSRC surveys
Pieter Kok, Johan van Zyl and Jacques Pietersen

Appendix B: GIS as a tool in migration research
Gina Weir-Smith and Sbonisile Zama

Appendix C: Applying the multiregional projection model using census migration data: a theoretical basis
Jacques Ledent and Sulaiman Bah

Appendix D: Provincial levels of satisfaction with service delivery: an analytical framework based on interprovincial migration
Oumar Bouare and Johanna Nkau

About the authors
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Dr Pieter Kok is a chief research specialist in the Urban, Rural and Economic Development Research Programme. Before joining the HSRC in 1980, Pieter Kok was a town planner in charge of research and master planning in the Department of Town Planning for the Newcastle Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal. Between 1987 and 2001 he also taught Demography on a part-time basis at the University of Pretoria, where he held the position of Professor Extraordinary from 1990.

Derik Gelderblom is an associate professor in the Department of sociology, at the University of South Africa.

Professor John O.Oucho is the Director and chair of the African Population and Environment institute, Nairobi, Kenya.

Johan van Zyl is a research specialist in the Urban, Rural and Economic Development Research Programme. Before joining the HSRC, Johan was employed by the Bureau for Market Research at the University of South Africa, and served in an advisory capacity for a number of local and international organisations.

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