MiCoSA Issue Brief #4 – Migration and Covid-19: New and continuing concerns with South Africa’s response to the pandemic
Migration and Coronavirus in Southern Africa Group (MiCoSA). (October 2021). New and continuing concerns with South Africa’s response to the pandemic (Issue brief No. 4), Migration and Health Project Southern Africa (maHp).
This is the fourth in a series of issue briefs that explores the implications of Covid-19 and the South African response to the pandemic on migration, and for migrant and mobile communities in South Africa. This issue is based on research undertaken by MiCoSA. It draws on ongoing literature and policy review and analysis; media monitoring; participant observation of MiCoSA events since March 2020; and six key informant interviews specifically conducted for this issue brief. Given the fluid and rapidly changing context surrounding Covid-19 and migration governance in South Africa, the findings and recommendations in this issue brief reflect the state of the pandemic and responses to Covid-19 during the most recent period of research (June – September 2021) and at the time of writing (October 2021).