Ethiopia-South Africa

Research practice

One of the first things we are doing in the Ethiopia-South Africa corridor is to try to understand how migrants currently use digital technologies, and so together with our colleague Faisal Garba and his team at UCT, we have created a short survey for migrants in South Africa, as well as returned migrants and their families to complete (this takes less than 15 minutes).  This was launched on 6th May 2020.  Please do share the link widely amongst migrants in South Africa.


As part of our research, and in the interests of disseminating this as widely as possible, we are compiling a database of publications on the use of digital technologies by migrants, focusing particularly on South-South migration. This page provides a short introduction to this body of literature as it relates to our Ethiopia-South Africa corridor, by featuring some of the most interesting work in the field. Not all of these publications explicitly address the use of digital technologies by migrants in this corridor, but they do provide valuable insights that have framed our understanding of the issues.  Inclusion in this listing does not, though, indicate that we or other members of the Hub agree with the arguments contained therein.

For a more general bibliography on technology, inequality and migration do visit our main page on Resources on migrants and digital technologies.

Latest update 2nd August 2021

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