Home Affairs ministers from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region have gathered in Sandton to discuss South Africa’s white paper on international migration.

The discussions looked into the impact the proposed laws will have on the region.

A heated discussion between SADC ministers and stakeholders with South Africa’s proposed international migration policy at the centre of debate.

The search for better economic opportunities has been fingered as the reason for South Africa’s influx of migrants.

But some SADC countries are saying that they are trying to move away from dependency on the country.

Those with opposing views did not hold back, they say the conservation cannot happen without addressing political reforms.

While the conversation is set to continue, the Department of Home Affairs is imploring unity among countries.

The white paper on the proposed migration policy will be brought before Parliament.

– By Mahlako Komane