Local integration as a durable solution: A study of Congolese refugees in Johannesburg

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dc.contributor.author Hlobo, Rampeoane
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-15T11:58:00Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-15T11:58:00Z
dc.date.issued 2006-11-15T11:58:00Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/1740
dc.description Student Number : 9102146D - MA research report - School of Graduate School - Faculty of Humanities en
dc.description.abstract This is a study of local integration of Congolese refugees from The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) living in Johannesburg. The point of departure is from Jacobsen’s assertion that refugees are de facto integrated when they are not in physical danger, are able to sustain livelihoods through access to land or employment, and can support themselves and their families, are socially networked into host communities so that intermarriage is common, ceremonies like weddings and funerals are attended by everyone and there is no distinction between refugees and local communities. The study looks at the amount of interaction between refugees and South Africans, the dynamics involved in social integration and the perception of integration by refugees and service providers. Refugees and service providers in Johannesburg were interviewed and conclusions are drawn from their responses and the literature consulted. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Congolese refugees en
dc.subject The Democratic Republic en
dc.subject DRC en
dc.subject Johannesburg en
dc.subject employment en
dc.subject families en
dc.subject intermarriage en
dc.subject interaction between refugees en
dc.subject South Africans en
dc.title Local integration as a durable solution: A study of Congolese refugees in Johannesburg en
dc.type Thesis en


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