Lorenzo Fioramonti, UNESCO-UNU Chair for Regional Integration, Migration and the free movement of People, discusses the shortcomings of the South African Department of Home Affairs and the impact this has on foreign migrants looking for employment in the South African economy.
THE Department of Home Affairs has never been particularly efficient. Recent events have confirmed that its traditional weaknesses have not been addressed, while showing that new problems have developed, particularly in relation to how foreigners and, above all, migrants are being treated.
With a view to resolving the impasse, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is now leading an interministerial committee, comprising Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, his tourism counterpart, Derek Hanekom, and their colleagues from the security cluster. Their responsibility is to “examine and solve the potential and unintended consequences of the new immigration regulations on various sectors, including tourism and investment”.
Read the full article at the Business Day, 28.08.2015.