Author / Silindile Mlilo

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  • SABC Discussion on South African Proposed Immigration White Paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection

    The Ministry of Home Affairs has released a new draft bill which will affect foreigners residing in South Africa, known as the White Paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection from the previous year. In this bill, the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, stated that the government is amending the existing law regulating…

  • Migration Studies and Migration to African Cities

    In this Imiscoe Podcast episode, Silindile Mlilo, project manager of Xenowatch, interviews Loren Landau about his latest research on African cities. Loren talks about how patterns of migration to cities in Africa are distinct from urbanization in other parts of the world. Loren has been researching space regulation and how migrants interact with cities, as…

  • Prof Loren Landau weighs in on Rwanda Bill Vote

    British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is facing a major rebellion in his party over flagship immigration legislation to speed up the deportation of asylum seekers to Rwanda. Professor Loren Landau joined SABC News to weigh in on the Rwanda Bill Vote. Listen more here:

  • Why is xenophobia so entrenched in South Africa?

    Professor Loren Landau and Silindile Mlilo participated in the Borders and Belonging Podcast hosted by Maggie Perzyna, a researcher with the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration programme at Toronto Metropolitan University, together with Trevor Ngwane. In this episode, the speakers unpack what continues to fuel xenophobia in post-apartheid South Africa. Listen to…

  • South Africa’s immigration proposals are based on false claims and poor logic – experts

    In this opinion piece, Professor Loren Landau and Rebecca Walker argue that the recently proposed White Paper on Immigration in South Africa does not provide an empirical foundation for effective developmental policy reform but instead offers vague proposals to address problems that are less about immigration than bureaucratic and political mismanagement. Read more here:

  • Policy decision-making pandering to political populism? the non-renewal of Zimbabwean Exemption Permits (ZEPS) by South Africa

    This policy brief discusses the issue of the non-renewal of the Zimbabwe Exemption Permits (ZEPs) and contends that the decision taken by the DHA was a populist move that failed to address the well-being of those affected. Furthermore, the policy brief advances the views of civil society organisations and others who have urged the state…

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