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The policing of undocumented foreign nationals in South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Montesh, Moses Mabudusha, Sekgololo Angel 2014-08-27T07:03:18Z 2014-08-27T07:03:18Z 2014-06
dc.identifier.citation Mabudusha, Sekgololo Angel (2014) The policing of undocumented foreign nationals in South Africa, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The increasing numbers of undocumented foreign nationals in South Africa not only has affected the provision of services provided by the local municipalities and the Department of Home Affairs but is also a huge challenge to the services provided by the South African police. The aim of this study was to explore the police experiences of dealing with undocumented foreign nationals in South Africa. A literature review was conducted to provide an overview of this problem nationally and internationally. Interviews, observations and document analysis were also considered to explore police experiences of dealing with undocumented foreign nationals. The findings of this study show that the South African police are “caught between a rock and a hard place” when dealing with undocumented foreign nationals within the constitutional framework of this country. They receive little support from the government and the relevant stakeholders on this matter, while on the other hand they are exposed to constant threats and lack of compliance from the undocumented foreign nationals and the criminal syndicates that facilitate illegal cross-border movements and the pressure from advocates of human rights principles and the media. These factors lead to increased frustrations among police officials and self-protective measures such as turning a blind eye to this problem. To deal with the problem the Inclusive and Interactive Refugee Management Model, which focuses on constant interaction among stakeholders, is recommended. Inclusive strategies are also recommended for dealing with undocumented foreign nationals. This model supports a Left Realism perspective, which advocates collective responsibility towards human concerns en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvi, 189 pages)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Immigrants en
dc.subject Refugee en
dc.subject Asylum seeker en
dc.subject Undocumented foreign nationals en
dc.subject Illegal immigrants en
dc.subject Irregular immigrants en
dc.subject Unauthorised persons en
dc.subject Police en
dc.subject Migration policing en
dc.subject.ddc 362.870968
dc.subject.lcsh Illegal aliens -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Police -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Immigration enforcement -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Emigration and immigration law -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy en
dc.title The policing of undocumented foreign nationals in South Africa en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Police Practice en D. Litt. et Phil. (Police Science)

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