n Institute for Security Studies Monographs - A mixed reception : Mozambican and Congolese refugees in South Africa

Volume 2005, Issue 117
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Extracted from text ... EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This monograph reviews existing literature on two episodes of forced migration to South Africa. The first is the flight and reception of between 250, 000 and 350, 000 Mozambicans during that country's civil war in the 1980s. The second is an influx of people to South Africa from what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) beginning in the early 1990s and continuing to this day. The reception of the Mozambican refugees of the mid-1980s was shaped by a subtle and variegated cocktail of national apartheid politics and local interests and sensibilities. On the one hand, the ..

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