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Fortress South Africa

FEATUREARTICLE

Jane Duncan - Rather than addressing the underlying factors driving migration into South Africa, our government is turning migration into a national security threat requiring the intervention of the security cluster. It is pursuing a more securitised response to the immigration question by deploying more troops to the border and expediting plans to establish the Border Management Agency to strengthen border security. Meanwhile, as government securitises and militarises South Africa’s borders to prevent labour from the region from entering the country; South African capital is allowed to roam freely in the region. What we have is a Pan-Africanism for capital, but not for labour. Read more here.