Migrants Domain

The other domain which provides a point of entry into interrogating urban inclusion and wellbeing is the minority cluster which is represented by migrants. But of greater significance is the vulnerability of immigrants – especially black Africans from other African countries who suffer from xenophobic attacks at the hands of locals.

The instability of urban spaces to migrants largely arising out of anti-foreigner sentiments deepens marginalisation and social exclusion among migrants. However, different urban spaces have different migration profiles which in turn require locally responsive and appropriate mechanisms to address this problem.

Intervention measures spelt out through spatial policy documents fail to articulate demographic issues of this nature in a more effective way. Hence this research intends to interrogate this issue within the context of creating an inclusive city where the wellbeing of migrants is addressed.