Posts In: Policy

Is it time to phase out UNDESA’s regional criterion of development?

May 23, 2019 0 Comments

This article shows that whether migrant stocks appear to be increasing or decreasing in developing countries depends on three factors: whether a regional or an economic criterion of “development” is used, whether volume is expressed in absolute numbers or as a percentage of total population, and whether the data include refugees and asylum seekers.

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‘Skeptics’ and ‘believers’: anti-trafficking, sex work, and migrant rights activism in South Africa

April 23, 2019 0 Comments

Very little is known about activism, as it relates to the issue of migration in South Africa. This paper fills this gap by exploring multi-level policies and advocacy experiences of activists working on migration in a post-colonial context of South Africa through the lens of key contestations around the trafficking discourse in South Africa from 2005 to 2018.

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Mapping Trends: Power imbalances and the circulation of information on sex work

October 30, 2018 0 Comments

maHp doctoral researcher Elsa Oliveira helps map the global and regional trends in information produced about sex work in an effort to shed light on these imbalances.

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Connecting the Dots: Cultivating a Sustainable Interdisciplinary Discourse Around Migration, Urbanisation, and Health in Southern Africa

May 18, 2018 0 Comments

This chapter describes the authors’ experiences in connecting a group of emerging Southern African scholars around the inherently interdisciplinary field of migration, urbanisation and health.

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‘We have the research but where is the influence?’ Constraints and opportunities for evidence-based policy impact in South Africa

May 7, 2018 0 Comments

This paper explores the research uptake and advocacy experiences of researchers and activists working on three unpopular and politically contentious causes; immigration, human trafficking and sex work – in a post-colonial context of South Africa.

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40 000 words completed: My MA journey with maHp

January 29, 2018 0 Comments

My MA studies in Migration and Displacement came to a happy ending when I submitted my thesis in March 2017, after one good year of reading, writing and fieldwork.

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Sex work and the law: Should SA decriminalise sex work?

August 16, 2017 0 Comments

maHp student interns Muluti Phiri and Erika Massoud reflect on the ‘Sex work and the law: Should SA decriminalise sex work?’ dialogue, which was recently hosted by the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), and Mail & Guardian.

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Workshop on “Analysing Patient Mobility, Migration and Health” (20-21 March 2017)

March 15, 2017 0 Comments

In collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of York, maHp will be co-hosting a workshop on “Analysing Patient Mobility, Migration and Health” next week.

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Searching for HIV Harmony in SADC

Panashe is a twenty-six-year-old Zimbabwean women living with HIV. She works in a restaurant in the old mining town of Roodepoort on the west rand of Johannesburg.

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Policy dialogues

December 6, 2016 0 Comments

In partnership with the Johannesburg Migrant Health Forum, maHp is hosting a series of policy dialogues on issues relating to migration, health, policy and practice.

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Policy making in context

December 6, 2016 0 Comments

Very little is known about what drives policy making in South Africa. This project investigates the making and effects of policy around migration and health for migrant farm workers in Vhembe District, Limpopo.

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HIV, mobility and migration

December 6, 2016 0 Comments

In this research project, the role of contemporary population mobility in mediating the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan African (SSA) is explored and recommendations for action to assist in strengthening responses to HIV – including the call for migration-aware programming – in the region will be made.

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Shifting Families

December 5, 2016 0 Comments

This project examines the intersection of migration and family using multi-sited case studies in Johannesburg (South Africa), Fes (Morocco), and Berlin (Germany). The main aim of this project is to interrogate the notions and dynamics of African migrant families in the context of contemporary and multi-directional migration flows in three urban spaces.

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Thea de Gruchy

December 3, 2016

Thea de Gruchy (current, since 2016, PhD in Migration & Displacement) PhD title: Exploring the creation of policy in South Africa: migrant labour and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Supervisors: Jo Vearey and Anuj Kapilashrami, University of Edinburgh

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The Double Stigma of Migration and Sex Work

“From a migrant’s perspective from another country you face a double stigma as sex workers first because you are from another country, second because you are a sex worker in a country where sex work is criminalised” said Lindah

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Policy Dialogue on Migration, Sex Work and Health (9 Nov. 2016)

November 1, 2016 0 Comments

This dialogue brings together stakeholders working on the above issues in order to work towards a collective research and advocacy agenda for 2017.

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Policy Dialogue on Migration, Mobility and the UNAIDS 90:90:90 Targets in Southern Africa (19 Aug. 2016)

August 13, 2016 0 Comments

The relationship between population mobility, migration and HIV is one that is both complex and contested. In line with renewed calls for a focus on the structural drivers of HIV, how can responses to HIV engage with migration?

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Between a rock and a hard place: Informal artisanal gold mining in Johannesburg

June 28, 2016

On the western periphery of Johannesburg, with the famous skyline of the city silhouetted in the early morning sun, Bongani is beginning another day of work.

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The Limpopo River and the Mediterranean Sea: Asylum Seeking and Migration Policing in South Africa and Europe

How is policing and securitising of refugee and migration policy in both South Africa and Europe creating new social divides and exclusions and exacerbating insecurity?

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