migration

As part of our celebration of International Women’s Day in March this year, OSISA launched the 6th Edition of BUWA! JOURNAL on African Women’s Experiences.

Howard French looks beyond the daily media diet of China-bashing or China-boosting stories to try and uncover what a million Chinese are really up to in Africa.

The author argues that in transnational split families with absentee fathers, non-migrant women and children pay a high price as they disproportionately shoulder the emotional loses which are part of the high and often hidden costs of migration. Some of the costs which families endure are more tangible and straight forward in nature. 

A recent report published on the website of SW Radio Africa stated that “it is believed” there are “between two and three million Zimbabweans living and working” in South Africa. Citing interviews conducted by the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency, the report also stated that the numbers of Zimbabwean nationals crossing the border have almost doubled since July this year when the country held elections.

A reader asked us at Africa Check look into the claims.

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