Wednesday, October 21, 2009

SA to See Immigrants as Economic Opportunities

Long seen as a threat to the local economy, immigrants are now being regarded as an economic opportunity in South Africa, which is hoping to build on the increasing in-migration related to the upcoming World Cup and its business potential.

Deputy Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba outlined the new policy in Johannesburg yesterday, at the regional launch of the United Nations Development Programme 2009 Human Development Report.

Titled "Overcoming barriers; human mobility and development", the report urges all governments to regard migrants as potentially good for the development of their host and home countries.

Immigrants 'not a threat'
Cape Times
October 6, 2009