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dc.contributor.author Morapedi, W.G.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-04T12:50:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-04T12:50:20Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Morapedi, W.G. (2007) Post-liberation xenophobia in Southern Africa: the case of the influx of undocumented Zimbabwean immigrants into Botswana, c.1995–2004, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Vol. 25, No.2, pp. 229-250 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0258-9001 (print); 1469-9397 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/723
dc.description.abstract For the last two decades, Botswana has had a reputation as a ‘country of immigration’, based on the large-scale import of skilled expatriates from Africa, Asia, and the West. This policy has been accompanied by a general acceptance, and even openness, on the part of Batswana towards non-citizens. In the late 1990s, however, these attitudes began to change, with intolerance towards non-citizens growing in a country where it was unknown only a few years earlier. (Crush 2003:1-2) The underlying reason for the growth in intolerance seems to be related to actual changes in immigration patterns in Botswana. The economic and political problems in Zimbabwe in particular have led to a significant increase in unauthorised migration to and through Botswana. The Botswana authorities have become considerably more active in arresting and deporting unauthorised migrants. Further adding to the visibility of the issue, the media and politicians have begun to identify the presence of ‘illegal immigrants’ as a problem. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Routledge (Taylor and Francis) www.routledge.com en_US
dc.subject Post-liberation en_US
dc.subject Xenophobia en_US
dc.subject Southern Africa en_US
dc.subject Zimbabwean immigrants en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.title Post-liberation xenophobia in Southern Africa: the case of the influx of undocumented Zimbabwean immigrants into Botswana, c.1995–2004 en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US


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