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MiWORC participated in Department of Labour-ILO-ITC event

November 13, 2015

High Level Seminar and Policy Development Workshop on Labour Migration: 9 - 14 November 2015

The MiWORC team was excited and honoured to be invited to present at a High Level Seminar and Policy Development Workshop on Labour Migration convened by the SA Department of Labour and jointly coordinated by  ILO Pretoria and ILO-ITC Turin which was held in Pretoria from 9 to 14 November 2015.

These meetings are the first step toward developing, for the first time ever, a labour migration policy for South Africa. They are the result of ongoing developments at the SADC level, in particular SADC’s Employment and Labour Sector’s Action Plan on Labour Migration (2013-2015), the Labour Migration Policy Framework (LMPF) (2014) and the Protocol on Employment and Labour (2014) which caters for the protection of migrant workers in its Article 19. The SADC Labour Migration Action Plan and the LMPF request member states to develp national labour migration policies by 2019.

MiWORC has since 2012, recognised the urgent need for a labour migration policy in the country and region (see MiWORC Report #1), a finding reiterated  in empirical studies on key sections (public health; domestic work; agriculture, hospitality) of the South African economy, in order to protect the rights of workers, manage migration effectively and contribute to regional development. We acknowledge and salute the momentous step of these meetings in the important process of developing a regionally responsive, rights-based and development-oriented national and regional labur migration policy and wish the Department of Labour, the Department Home Affairs and their social partners well in this difficult but necessary process.

Also see the concept note for the meetings here: 

http://www.miworc.org.za/docs/Concept-note-on-labour-migration-policy-for-seminar-and-policy-development-workshop-Nov-2015.pdf

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MiWORC completes publication of its research outputs

November 10, 2015

The MiWORC team is pleased to announce the launch today of two policy-uptake documents from our research project on social security and social protection of migrants in South Africa and SADC . This is the eighth report in a series of 11 key research reports, the remainder of which will be published with their accompanying documents in the next four weeks. 

Here is the full list of the research consortium's publications:

RESEARCH REPORTS

Christopher Changwe Nshimbi & Lorenzo Fioramonti – Report #1 – July 2013 - A region without borders? Policy frameworks for regional labour migration towards South Africa

Deborah Budlender – Report #2 – July 2013 - Improving the quality of available statistics on foreign labour in South Africa: Existing data sets

Deborah Budlender – Report #3 – July 2013 - Improving the quality of available statistics on foreign labour in South Africa: Strategic recommendations

Deborah Budlender – Report #4 – July 2013 - Improving the quality of available statistics on foreign labour in South Africa: Suggestions for a Quarterly Labour Force Survey migration module and municipal level surveys

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Release of our research report on social security and social protection of migrants in South Africa and SADC

November 9, 2015

The MiWORC Team is pleased to announce the publication of MiWORC Report #8 Social security and social protection of migrants in South Africa and SADC and a policy update on Adoption of the SADC Labour Migration Policy Framework

The research conducted for MiWORC Report #8 took place under MiWORC's Work Package 4 on migrant workers and access to social rights and portability of social benefits in SouthAfrica and the region. The report was written by Bob Deacon, Marius Olivier and Reason Beremauro.

The policy update on the SADC Labour Migration Policy Framework reports on the adoption of this document in 2014 and has relevance to the recommendations made in Report #8 as well as Report #1 A region without borders? Policy frameworks for regional labour migration towards South Africa.

Printed copies of both the report and the policy update can be obtained upon request from the African Centre for Migration & Society at Wits University. Please email miworc@migration.org.za or phone 011-717-4033.

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Today we completed online publication of our set of factsheets, policy briefs and policy updates

November 6, 2015

The MiWORC team is pleased to announce the completion today of our full set of policy briefs, factsheets and policy updates on migrating for work in South Africa. The first three cover labour migration data, regional labour migration policy frameworks, and statistical and econometric analyses of Stats SA's labour market data; the next four are summaries of sectoral research on foreign health professionals, domestic workers, farmworkers and hospitality workers; and the last is a policy update on the adoption by SADC in 2014 of a regional labour migration policy framework.

FACT SHEETS, POLICY BRIEFS and POLICY UPDATES

Fact Sheet #1 Labour migration by numbers: South Africa's foreign and domestic migration data

Policy Brief #1 A region without borders? Policy frameworks for regional labour migration towards South Africa

Policy Brief #2 Migration and employment in South Africa. Statistical and econometric analyses of internal and international migrants in Statistics South Africa's labour market data

Policy Brief #3 A disposable workforce: Foreign health professionals in the South African public service

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Release of our research documents on foreign health professionals in the public health sector

October 14, 2015

The MiWORC Team is pleased to announce the publication of A disposable workforce: Foreign health professionals in the South African public service, its corresponding policy brief and a supplementary working paper to the report, The position of foreign health professionals in the South African public health service: A statistical analysis of PERSAL dataThe research took place under MiWORC's Work Package 3 on foreign workers in various key sectors of the South African economy.

Printed copies of the report can be obtained upon request from the African Centre for Migration & Society at Wits University. Please email miworc@migration.org.za or phone 011-717-4033.

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