Horizon Scanning in South Africa: Migration and Demographics

Year Published 2007
Business unit: Special Projects
Resource type: Research reports
Research report: HSRC
File type: PDF
Theme(s): Human Settlements, Rural Development & Land Affairs, Social Development


The brief for this horizon scanning paper focuses on the following: 1) General demographic trends for South Africa and for the surrounding region; 2) Internal and cross-border migration; and 3) Future effects and their drivers. The paper first considers some existing migration projections before considering likely migration-driving factors in the medium term, government policy in relation to migration, the regional picture for the future and some policy implications.

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