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Title Migration, Cross-Border Trade and Development in Africa : Exploring the Role of Non-state Actors in the SADC Region.
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (231 pages)
Series Palgrave Studies of Sustainable Business in Africa
Palgrave studies of sustainable business in Africa.
Note ""Migrant Entrepreneur Skills and Development in Zimbabwe""
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Subject Trade.
Contents Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Editors and Contributors -- Abbreviations -- List of Figures -- 1 History, Trends and Dynamics of Cross-Border Movements and Trade in the SADC Region -- Introduction -- History, Dynamics and Trends of Cross-Border Migration in the SADC Region -- Cross-Border Trade in the SADC Region -- An Alternative View of Informal Cross-Border Activities -- Structure of the Book -- References -- 2 Mozambican Labour Migrations, Remittances and Development: Evidence, Practices and Implications for Policy -- Introduction
Colonial Legacy and Renewed Characteristics of the Labour Migration SystemRemittances Based on Changing Characteristics of Migration -- Using Remittances: Poverty Alleviation with Little Stimulation of Development -- Exploring Migration Policy Options to Benefit Labour Migrants, Their Families and Sending Communities -- Incentivizing Remittances Through Formal Channels at Lower Cost -- Establishing Systems of Micro Finance to Exploit the Development Potential of Remittances -- Creating More Favourable Legal and Regulatory Conditions
Conclusion: Options for Promoting RemittancesReferences -- 3 Zimbabwean Cross-Border Traders in Botswana and South Africa: Perspectives on SADC Regional Integration -- Introduction -- Conceptual Frameworks: Regional Integration in the SADC -- Methodology -- The Discussion -- ICBTs and SADC Regional Integration Policies -- Conclusion -- References -- 4 Congolese Middle Class Migrants Labour Market Incorporation in Pretoria -- Introduction -- Historical Overview of Congolese Skilled Labour Migrants in Pretoria -- Barriers to Professional Incorporation
Anti-immigrant Labour PolicyLinguistic Barriers -- Restricted Labour Market and Unemployment in Pretoria -- Xenophobia in the Labour Market -- Congolese Imported Professional Culture -- Undervaluation of Credentials and Limited Transferable Skills on the Labour Market -- Strategies of Professional Incorporation -- Obtaining Required Documents for Work -- Short Training Courses and Redoing Studies -- Strategies Used in Finding Employment -- Conclusion -- References
5 Thriving Chinese Migrant Entrepreneurship in a Deteriorating Socio-Economic Environment in Zimbabwe Introduction -- Background -- Analytical and Theoretical Framework -- Literature Review -- Route to Africa -- The Role of the Zimbabwean Government in Aiding Chinese Migrant Entrepreneurship -- Ethnic Social Networks and Cultural Factors -- A Superior Work Ethos -- A Culture of Thriftiness -- Chinese Migrant Entrepreneurial Activities and Their Impact on Development in Zimbabwe -- Chinese Imports and Local Economic Development -- Work Ethic
Summary Based on migration dynamics in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, this edited volume focuses on the activities of grassroots and informal non-state actors. The authors explore cross-border economic activities, migration governance issues, the regional integration project of the SADC, and implications for sustainable development in Africa. Examining the apparent success of immigrant entrepreneurs operating in cities of economically depressed countries such as Zimbabwe, it also discusses the role of local authorities in managing migration to achieve development. Thus, the book is centred on human mobility, the building of cohesive communities between immigrants and indigenous people, the informal economic activities of cross-border traders and undocumented migrants, and regional integration, providing a multidisciplinary and rich source of knowledge for scholars interested in African politics, labour, migration and economy.
Other Author Moyo, Inocent.
Other Title Print version: Nshimbi, Christopher Changwe. Migration, Cross-Border Trade and Development in Africa : Exploring the Role of Non-state Actors in the SADC Region. Cham : Springer International Publishing, ©2017 9783319553986