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13 April 2022

Migration scholars release statement on international migration situation in South Africa

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Pretoria, Wednesday 13 April 2022 – International migration in South Africa (SA), particularly as it relates to the labour market, is a highly contentious topic.  We, the undersigned migration scholars, wish to share relevant information about this important topic.  Our work shows that only a small quotient of the SA population are international migrants, and that the overall effect of international immigration on the labour market is not detrimental.

Read the full statement here.

Figure 3: Net migration 2016-2021 Gauteng Province as a destination province

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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