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Socio-economic experiences of Francophone and Anglophone refugees in South Africa : a case study of Cameronian urban refugees in Johannesburg

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dc.contributor.advisor Peberdy SA en
dc.contributor.author Timngum DA en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:18:12Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:18:12Z
dc.date.created 2000 en
dc.date.submitted 2001 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/109505
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the socio-economic profiles of Cameroonian refugees as examples of urban refugees in South Africa. The intention was to investigate their histories of migration, their demographic, economic and housing profiles as well as their access to legal, health and educational services. The study centered on the exploration of the socio-economic experiences of Cameroonian urban refugees and asylum seekers in Johannesburg. The research used various secondary sources relating to urban refugees in Africa, and more specifically South Africa as well as primary sources. Data was collected over a period of two months. The study found that Cameroonian urban refugees and asylum seekers face a variety of socio-economic problems: finding accommodation; earning an income; and accessing legal, health and educational institutions in Johannesburg. This study also found that the problems faced by Cameroonian urban refugees and asylum seekers in Johannesburg are often exacerbated by the host community's xenophobic attitudes and lack of education on the causes of forced migration, as well as the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. The intent of this study is to provide policy makers with relevant information to assist in designing policies with a view to protecting or providing assistance to urban refugees and asylum seekers. en
dc.language English en
dc.title Socio-economic experiences of Francophone and Anglophone refugees in South Africa : a case study of Cameronian urban refugees in Johannesburg en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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