n SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg - The social protection of non-citizen migrants in South Africa
|Article Title||The social protection of non-citizen migrants in South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg|
|Author||Adriette H. Dekker|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||388 - 404|
|Keyword(s)||University of South Africa|
In May 2008, South Africa was shocked by the violent xenophobic attacks on foreigners in informal settlements in and around Johannesburg. These events highlighted the vulnerability of non-citizens and migrant workers. Although the need for increased social security protection for these groups is evident, the question of how to do so remains a challenge because of the socio-economic climate in which unemployment is rising and social security benefits are limited. Where nationals and non-nationals feel that they must compete for scarce resources, it is inevitable that tempers flare and tension erupts.
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