The flow of migrants into South Africa is a hot topic, revealing a porous border. However, the phenomenon of African migration, particularly towards Europe and South Africa, sparks questions about the relationship between Pan African ideals and migration choices.
African migration isn’t a one-size-fits-all story. It’s influenced by a mix of factors like economic opportunities, political stability, living conditions, and historical connections. Opportunities for jobs, higher living standards, and better healthcare and education often draw people to Europe and South Africa in search of a brighter future.
Historical ties and colonial legacies also shape these migration patterns. These connections create networks that lead people to countries where they might have cultural affinities or fellow African communities. But remember, migration choices depend on personal and situational factors, not just Pan Africanism’s success or failure. It’s a complex journey beyond borders.
When Africans run from their own countries with Black leaders, they never run to countries of their PAN Africanism champions like Mugabe. They run to Europe & countries with white people like SA. Who in his right mind runs to his “enemy” ?? Are these people well upstairs ?? pic.twitter.com/Z0tQP8C3h8
— Mpho (@Mphothegreatest) October 13, 2023