Jonathan Crush

Jonathan Crush is Director of the Southern African Research Centre at Queen’s University and an Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town. He is the coordinator of two Canadian-African research and policy networks focusing on African urban food security ( and international migration and development ( He is currently conducting a major study on the Southern Africa diaspora in Canada. The study is funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

Works by this author

Harnessing Migration for Inclusive Growth and Development in Southern Africa

Rethinking the Medical Brain Drain Narrative

Mean Streets, Migration, Xenophobia and Informality in South Africa

Comparing Refugees and South Africans in the Urban Informal Sector

Living With Xenophobia: Zimbabwean Informal Enterprise in South Africa

Refugee Entrepreneurial Economies in Urban South Africa

Rendering South Africa Undesirable: A Critique of Refugee and Informal Sector Policy

Soft Targets: Xenophobia, Public Violence and Changing Attitudes to Migrants in South Africa after May 2008

Dystopia and Disengagement: Diaspora Attitudes Towards South Africa

Heading North: The Zimbabwean Diaspora in Canada

Unfriendly Neighbours: Contemporary Migration from Zimbabwe to Botswana

Patients Without Borders : Medical Tourism and Medical Migration in Southern Africa

Right to the Classroom: Educational Barriers for Zimbabweans in South Africa

Complex Movements, Confused Responses: Labour Migration in South Africa

South Africa's Two Diasporas: Engagement and Disengagement

Medical Xenophobia: Zimbabwean Access to Health Services in South Africa

Migration-Induced HIV and AIDS in Rural Mozambique and Swaziland

Migration, Remittances and "Development" in Lesotho

The Perfect Storm: The Realities of Xenophobia in Contemporary South Africa

Degrees of Uncertainty: Students and the Brain Drain in Southern Africa

States of Vulnerability: The Future Brain Drain of Talent to South Africa

Migration, Remittances and Development in Southern Africa

The Haemorrhage of Health Professionals from South Africa: Medical Opinions

Swaziland Moves: Perceptions and Patterns of Modern Migration

International Migration and Good Governance in the Southern African Region

Labour Migration Trends and Policies in Southern Africa

The UN Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers: The Ratification Non-Debate

Criminal Tendencies: Immigrants and Illegality in South Africa

Migration, Remittances and Development in Southern Africa

The New Brain Drain from Zimbabwe