n Africa Insight - The implications and dynamics of unskilled and undocumented migrants : one country to another on the African continent

Volume 40, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2804


The history of 'sub-Sahara' Africa is marked by the forced and voluntary migration of people, both within and outside the boundaries of their respective countries. Within these categories there are different social classes of people involved, each with different motivations for migration. Various theories suggest why migration occurs which have developed over time. Based on available research from prevailing world governments, policies have been developed and laws implemented to control the flow of migration. With the introduction of these laws, an attempt has been made to differentiate between legal and illegal emigration and immigration. This article will investigate the reasons why people migrate in order to gain an understanding of the people and their motivations for migrating.

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