SA migration policy will be rewritten soon | Business Report09 Jun 2015, by
Ann Bernstein spoke on a panel on migration in Africa at the WEF forum in Cape Town on Friday. The panel was filmed and is available here.
Africa is home to over 3,000 distinct ethnic groups and 2,000 languages. How can the benefits of this rich diversity be sustained in the face of growing intolerance, violence and loss of life?
Dimensions to be addressed:
– Upholding respect for human rights
– Integrating skills and labour demand
– Managing migration schemes
This session was developed in partnership with Al Jazeera.
Ann’s arguments about immigration were reported in the Business Report on 5 June 2015.
“We have to be a lot more realistic about South Africa’s migration policy. We need to manage migration,” Bernstein said. “Government cannot be making ambiguous statements.”
Read the article online here.