Mobile Namibia: Migration Trends and Attitudes
The current policy paper contains three chapters, authored by Bruce Frayne of Queen’s University and Wade Pendleton, formerly at the University of Namibia. The first chapter provides an overview of Namibian international and internal migration movements since independence and also considers the likely future trends of migration in Namibia. The chapter draws heavily on research conducted by the authors for the Namibian National Migration Survey in 1998. The second chapter, with its recommendations for migration management, is drawn from the authors’ earlier SAMP contribution: Namibians on South Africa: Attitudes Towards Cross-Border Migration and Immigration Policy
(Migration Policy Series No. 10, 1998). The final chapter, by Wade Pendleton, is the product of a broader SADC survey conducted by SAMP in 2001 designed to assess public attitudes towards migrants, refugees and immigration policy. The findings for Namibia reported here suggest that Namibia faces a similar challenge to South Africa in terms of public education about the role and impact of migrants.