Impact of South African migration policies on the migrants’ quality of life and the role of social work

Authors

  • Daniel Tuelo Masilo Department of Social Work, University of Limpopo, South Africa
  • Jabulani Calvin Makhubele Department of Social Work, University of Limpopo, South Africa
  • Enoch Rabotata Department of Social Work, University of Limpopo, South Africa
  • Allan Mabasa Department of Social Work, University of Venda, Republic of South Africa
  • Frans Koketso Matlakala Department of Social Work, University of Limpopo, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7207-4952
  • Prudence Mafa Department of Social Work, University of Limpopo, South Africa
  • Themba Baloyi Department of Social Work, University of Venda, Republic of South Africa
  • Motshidisi Kwakwa Department of Social Work, University of Limpopo, South Africa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47577/tssj.v26i1.5288

Keywords:

Migration, Migrants, Qualiy of life, Policies, South Africa

Abstract

This paper discusses the impact of South African migration policies on the migrants’ quality of life. It does that with a particular focus on the Bill of Rights as contained in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. This is followed by a discussion on the role of social work in addressing any shortcomings that arise as a result of the implementation of the migration policies. This paper is primarily a desk study involving rigorous literature review on migration and relevant South African policies and international instruments. Theoretically, the ecosystems perspective is adopted to support and guide discussions in this paper. The discussions in this paper reveal that the South African migration policies do contribute towards the quality of life of the migrants, however, the challenges emanate from the implementation stage. It is from this understanding that various social work roles are discussed in order to help address the identified challenges.

 

 

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Published

2021-12-09

How to Cite

Masilo, D. T., Makhubele, J. C., Rabotata, E., Mabasa, A., Matlakala, F. K., Mafa, P., Baloyi, T., & Kwakwa, M. (2021). Impact of South African migration policies on the migrants’ quality of life and the role of social work. Technium Social Sciences Journal, 26(1), 771–778. https://doi.org/10.47577/tssj.v26i1.5288