"Keep Your Head Down": Unprotected Migrants in South Africa

"Keep Your Head Down": Unprotected Migrants in South Africa

According to a new report published by Human Rights Watch, South African officials involved in the arrest and deportation of undocumented migrant workers, particularly those from Zimbabwe and Mozambique, often assault and extort money from workers, while commercial farmers employing them routinely violate their basic rights. "Keep Your Head Down": Unprotected Migrants in South Africa (117 pages, PDF) also identifies ways in which the South African government has failed to enforce its employment law regarding foreign migrant farm employees and South African workers.