Migration from Malawi to South Africa
152 Pages
English
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Migration from Malawi to South Africa

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152 Pages
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Since the discovery and exploitation of minerals like gold, diamond and copper in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Malawi has played the role of a labour supplier. Malawians were attracted by the relatively higher wages obtaining in the South African mines up to the period of the decline in mine migrancy at the end of the 1980s. Following this decline, a cross-section of Malawians continued to emigrate to South Africa to seek various jobs in the burgeoning informal sector and also for trade purposes. Migration from Malawi to South Africa sheds light on the problems that labour migrants and traders encounter as they are �toing� and �froing� between Malawi and South Africa in pursuit of their respective goals. It shows that migration, which initially was exclusively done for wage employment, is becoming more complex by the day. This is a result of the infusion of elements of commercial migration, smuggling and human trafficking. The book advances the argument that the numbers of migrants to South Africa increased in the post-1994 period partly as a result of mal-administration by the successive democratically-elected governments in Malawi. This development weakened Malawi�s otherwise promising economy and impoverished the rural masses. The book �sees� forlorn hope in the future of labour migrants and traders, unless the Malawi Government starts to genuinely have the welfare of the populace at heart! The book is relevant and accessible to policy-makers, university and college students interested in migration studies, general readers and migrants, themselves.

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Published 17 December 2017
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EAN13 9789956764341
Language English
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migration, smuggling and human trafficking. The book advances the argument
MIGRATION from MALAWI to SOUTH AFRICA MIGRATION from MALAWI to SOUTH AFRICAA HISTORICAL& CULTURALNOVEL Real-life Experiences
:Harvey C. Chidoba Banda A H ISTORICAL
& C
ULTURAL
N OVEL Harvey C. Chidoba Banda
Migration from Malawi to South Africa: A Historical & Cultural Novel Real-life Experiences Harvey C. Chidoba Banda L a ng a a R esea rch & P u blishing CIG Mankon, Bamenda
Publisher:LangaaRPCIG Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group P.O. Box 902 Mankon Bamenda North West Region Cameroon Langaagrp@gmail.comwww.langaa-rpcig.net Distributed in and outside N. America by African Books Collective orders@africanbookscollective.com www.africanbookscollective.com
ISBN-10: 9956-763-95-0
ISBN-13: 978-9956-763-95-5
©Harvey C. Chidoba Banda 2018All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical or electronic, including photocopying and recording, or be stored in any information storage or retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher
Dedication
For: Migrants and Traders.
For their relentless fight against poverty in Malawi
through commercial and labour migration!
Table of Contents Acknowledgements…………………………………… vii Preface…………….…………………………………… ix
Chapter One: An Overview of Labour Migration from Malawi………………..……………… 1
Chapter Two: Of Migrants’ Journeys: Traders’ and Labour Migrants’ Experiences……...… 23 Chapter Three: Institutionalized Corruption…….….. 59
Chapter Four: Of Migrants’ and Traders’ Stay in South Africa…………………………………... 87
Chapter Five: Of Malawian Culture Abroad………… 103 Chapter Six: The Failed Role of the State…………… 115 Chapter Seven: Conclusion…..……….……………….125
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