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Press Review June 2020


Jul 02, 2020
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE   Refugee Act Amendments increase probability of unlawful detention says report DailyMaverick.co.za - June 11th 2020 Description: Amendments to the Refugee Act which came into effect on the 1st of January increased the probability of asylum seekers and refugees being unlawfully detained and deported. According to a report published on the 11th of June. The inclusion of a new amendment allows for the detention and removal of an asylum seeker or refugee on vague grounds of “threat to...

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Scalabrini Centre Wins Court Order to Ensure Asylum-Seekers and Special Permit Holders are able to receive the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant


Jul 01, 2020
Categories: news

On June 19th, the day before World Refugee Day, the Scalabrini Centre represented by Norton Rose Fulbright were granted a  court order from the Western Cape High Court, Cape Town, that allows some asylum seekers and special permit holders within South Africa to apply for the R350 COVID-19 Social Relief Distress Grant (SRD Grant). This court order came after the urgent litigation launched by the Scalabrini Centre on May 22nd.  Those who wish to apply for...

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What is happening in Cabo Delgadao, Mozambique?


Jun 30, 2020
Categories: news

For the past three years the population of Cabo Delgado has been faced with repeated terrorist attacks.  A region rich with natural gas and other minerals, Cabo Delgado is located in the northeast of Mozambique, with a population of 2.3. million inhabitants (1). Following the first attack in October 2017, the impact on the population has been determinantal, from March 2019 to March 2020 the number of displaced people rose from 1,000 to 115,000 people (2)....

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World Refugee Day 2020


Jun 23, 2020
Categories: news

World Refugee Day is on the 20th of June and is a day on which we commemorate the hardship, challenges and persecution of refugees and a day on which we celebrate the lives, the dignity and the resilience of Refugees across the globe.  Refugees are not refugees by choice but rather are forced to flee their countries due to a well-founded fear of persecution or due to generalised violence or war. Refugees are a testament to...

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THE ”Other” PEOPLES FILM FESTIVAL


Jun 22, 2020
Categories: Event

The Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) and Refugee Social Services (RSS) are hosting the ‘Other' Peoples Film Festival for World Refugee Day this year with a Film Screening  and Discussion on Monday 22 June 2020 at 14h00 SAST. The Festival is in commemoration and celebration of World Refugee Day on 20 June. The ‘Other’ Peoples Film Festival is an initiative started by Refugee Social Services and has been running for a number of years. The...

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How the Migrant Youth are making a mark in Music and Art


Jun 16, 2020
Categories: news

Happy Youth Day! Youth Day in South Africa is on the 16th of June and commemorates the Soweto Uprising and pivot role of the youth. Youth and their contributions are celebrated and commemorated around the world with several Countries declaring a national youth day, along with the United Nations International Youth Day celebration on the 12th of August and the World Youth Day Celebration organised by the Catholic Church, celebrated by millions of people across the...

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