Malusi Gigaba: Prioritise South Africans for jobs

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Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.
Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Our migration policies must contribute to getting locals employed so they realise the benefits of migration, says Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

There is a negative narrative about international migration emanating particularly from some powerful Western nations, which seems to slant more towards national chauvinism and xenophobia. Contrary to that narrative, the emerging policy framework in South Africa emphasises a development-oriented, risk-focused and Afrocentric approach aligned with the country’s international relations and cooperation policy as well as our aspirations towards inclusive growth.

Our migration policies must contribute to getting locals employed so they realise the benefits of migration and support our progressive policies, while eradicating xenophobia that may arise from our failure to appreciate the social pressures the poor experience.

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