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Press Review October 2022


Nov 10, 2022
Categories: news

Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash NATIONAL: Hamba kahle, South Africa 01/10/2022 Results of a survey released by infoQuest/TrendER this week indicated that 5% of employed South Africans had applied for residency in another country and would be emigrating soon. Another 14% had seriously considered emigrating and had made enquiries or submitted applications. New SA residents, mainly from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, view South Africa as their playground because of...

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Statelessness Workshop


Nov 08, 2022
Categories: Event

SIHMA, UCT and UWC have worked together on the latest issue of the AHMR – which will be a special issue specifically related to Statelessness. On the 9th of November between 2 PM and 3.30 PM, we will all come together to discuss the 9 articles to be published in the...

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Ethics as a Moral Duty: Proposing an Integrated Ethics Framework for Migration Research


Oct 25, 2022
Categories: news

Photo by Windows on Unsplash   Dr Lena Opfermann, a Senior Lecturer in Applied Social Studies at the University of Bedfordshire, recently published an article that looks at ethics as a moral duty. In the article, she discusses different forms of ethics applicable to migration and social research, and proposed an integrated ethics framework. The abstract reads as follows: “This article interrogates the assumptions and moral values underlying social research ethics frameworks and practices...

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JOHN BAPTIST SCALABRINI PROLAIMED A SAINT ON OCTOBER 9


Oct 11, 2022
Categories: news

In St. Peter’s Basilica during the Ordinary Consistory, Pope Francis announced the date on which the Bishop of Piacenza, founder of the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo and the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo Scalabrinians and inspirer of the Scalabrini Secular Missionaries, will be canonized. On October 9 Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini was proclaimed a saint.  Born in Fino Mornasco in the province of Como in 1839, Scalabrini is still today a gift to the...

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Press Review September 2022


Oct 06, 2022
Categories: press review

Photo by Alla Hetman on Unsplash NATIONAL: South Africa Extends Zimbabwe Special Permits by Six Months 02/09/2022 South Africa has granted a six-month extension for special permits, lasting until June of 2023. However, South Africa intends to end most special permits for foreigners in order to manage an increase of economic migrants. There has been an influx of migrants due to people seeking better economic opportunities, but this has led to resentment amongst locals due to the increased...

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Welcome on board to our new Remote Intern


Oct 04, 2022
Categories: news

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to our new remote intern, Abby Theut, from Michigan State University! As an Admin and Comms intern, Abby will be collaborating with our Cape Town office to effectively manage our social media pages as well as the Blog posts.  She joins the SIHMA team for the next 2 months and we hope that through her internship and engaging in the dissemination of migration-related research, she'll be more knowlegable about human mobility and...

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