Lampedusa is everywhere - Migrants in South Africa


A recent growth in xenophobic attacks on migrants marks a worrying trend in post-Apartheid South Africa. Yet there has been a mixed history, with South Africa exhibiting one of the most liberal immigration regimes in developed economies and bringing significant benefit to some neighbouring states. Still, the government’s support for despotic regimes like in Zimbabwe possibly contributes significantly to the need for asylum among Zimbabweans.