Migration, Cross-Border Trade and Development in Africa

Exploring the Role of Non-state Actors in the SADC Region

  • Christopher Changwe Nshimbi
  • Inocent Moyo

Part of the Palgrave Studies of Sustainable Business in Africa book series (PSSBA)

About this book


Based on migration dynamics in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, this edited volume focuses on the activities of grassroots and informal non-state actors. The authors explore cross-border economic activities, migration governance issues, the regional integration project of the SADC, and implications for sustainable development in Africa. Examining the apparent success of immigrant entrepreneurs operating in cities of economically depressed countries such as Zimbabwe, it also discusses the role of local authorities in managing migration to achieve development. Thus, the book is centred on human mobility, the building of cohesive communities between immigrants and indigenous people, the informal economic activities of cross-border traders and undocumented migrants, and regional integration, providing a multidisciplinary and rich source of knowledge for scholars interested in African politics, labour, migration and economy.


sustainability entrepeneurship non-state actors development governance

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher Changwe Nshimbi
    • 1
  • Inocent Moyo
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn), Department of Political SciencesUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of ZululandKwaDlangezwaSouth Africa

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