SOUTHERN AFRICAN MIGRATION PROGRAMME
SAMP

Migration and Social Cohesion Project

Summary

The Migration and Social Cohesion Project is a research and advocacy project being implemented by the South African partner of SAMP, Idasa. The overall goal of the project is to promote and strengthen the integration of migrants into South African society. The Project has been given added relevance and currency by widespread xenophobic violence in South Africa in May 2008. The Project has three basic aims:

(1) to achieve a better understanding of the obstacles and impediments to migrant integration, as well as the factors that facilitate migrant integration and social cohesion;

(2) to strengthen integration and social cohesion through collaborative engagement between citizens and migrants;

(3) to encourage public debate on strategies and programmes to promote integration and social cohesion

The Project produces regular thematic briefing papers reflecting on key issues that emerge from the research. The papers include recommendations pertaining to possible strategies and programmes. The Project collects case-studies and examples of policies, strategies and programmes to promote awareness and encourage public debate. Local and provincial information and training workshops are conducted to disseminate results and further develop ideas for strategies and programmes. The Project is funded by the Heinrich Boll Stiftung.

Briefing Papers:

PDF document Migration & Social Cohesion No. 1

PDF document Migration & Social Cohesion No. 2

 

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