Packing for Perth: The Growth of a Southern African Diaspora

  title={Packing for Perth: The Growth of a Southern African Diaspora},
  author={Eric Louw and G. M. Mersham},
  journal={Asian and Pacific Migration Journal},
  pages={303 - 333}
  • E. LouwG. Mersham
  • Published 1 June 2001
  • Political Science
  • Asian and Pacific Migration Journal
Southern African decolonization, the civil war and post-apartheid turmoil are creating a Southern African diaspora across the Anglo world. Australia has become a popular destination within this diaspora that South Africans now refer to emigration in general as “packing for Perth.” Thus far, little work has been done on this migratory phenomenon. This article seeks to develop an overview of the birth and developments of this diaspora, with a focus on the growth of the South African Australian… 

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