The paper investigates the nexus between the migration in Southern Africa and the international conventions, regional protocols and domestic legal frameworks that are developed to regulate the movements and stay of migrants in awake of the penetrative globalization that is dismantling traditional boundaries and create global village. The paper is succinct of the designed Policy Frameworks and Instruments to manage migration. Therefore, it sketch out introduction, instruments at international, regional in reference to SADC and ECOWAS, thereafter, Zambian domestic legislature that regulate the entry and stay of migrants. This journal article evolves from one of the objectives contained in a three (3) years Doctorate of Philosophy case study on the challenges in combating illegal immigration among Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member states. The primary data collected was triangulated with secondary data collected from the text book, journals, ad-hoc reports, and internet.
Keywords : Southern Africa, Migration, Illegal Immigration, Globalization, International Conventions, Protocols.