Committed to understanding the regulation and transformation of movement at multiple scales in countries and communities across the global south.


The Mobility Governance Lab (MGL) explores the governance of mobility at multiple scales across the global south. It is an autonomous, critical space working to realise principles of innovation, independence, and equitable partnership. Through collaborative research, it offers original insight and perspectives to scholars, civil society, and practitioners while fostering the next generation of engaged researchers from Africa and beyond.


Initially concentrating on multiple mobilities within and from Africa, the MGL works through a series of inter-connected research themes. It positions human mobility as a heuristic providing insights into practical workings and transformations of regulatory and governance systems.

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Deadline Extended-15th March 2022: Call for Abstracts: Challenging mobility governance

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Deadline Extended-15 March 2022 Call for abstracts: Challenging mobility governance Reconsidering scales, ethics, and epistemics…

Implications of Xenophobic Violence for Trade & Transformation

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Date:2 August 2022 Time:14:30-16:00(South Africa Time) Venue: Online via Zoom, and in-person at Senate Room,…

After the Italian election and hardening UK immig regulations, this piece helps ground the debate. Citing research from @MobGovLab co-director @lorenlandau, it reminds us that most Africans have no European desires costs are sky high. @odid @ACMSWits

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