Migrants in Cape Town: settlement patterns

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Rule
KEYWORDS: CAPE TOWN, MIGRANTS, SETTLEMENT PATTERNS
DEPARTMENT: Research Use and Impact Assessment (RIA), Research Use and Impact Assessment (PRESS), Research Use and Impact Assessment (CC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10681

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Abstract

Before 1994, most foreign migrants to the Western Cape came from the UK and Europe, but in recent decades, new streams have arrived from Zimbabwe, the DRC, Nigeria, Somalia, Bangladesh, China, India and Pakistan. However, South Africa's migration policy has not kept pace with the changes. The 2017 White Paper on International Migration for South Africa asserts that the country has a 'sovereign right to determine the admission and residence conditions for foreign nationals, in line with its national interest'.