Mark Paterson is an independent writer and researcher with more than 25 years’ experience as a reporter, editor, communications manager and civil-society activist in South Africa, Britain, and China. He has worked on national newspapers in Johannesburg, London and Beijing and has specialist knowledge in a range of socio-economic policy areas in South Africa and the rest of the continent, including in the fields of higher education, governance, inclusive development, urbanisation, housing, conflict resolution, politics, international relations and media. He has contributed to a number of journals and books, including as the co-editor of Africa and the Millennium Development Goals (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015).
Leslie Bank is a research director in the Inclusive Economic Development Unit at the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa and professor of social anthropology at Walter Sisulu University. He is the co-author of a new volume on South African migration dynamics entitled Migrant Labour After Apartheid: The Inside Story (HSRC Press, 2020), https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/migrant-labour-after-apartheid.