Blog On The Move

Missing Migrants and IOM Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) webinar

Feb 16, 2021
Categories: Event news

Did you know migrants are facing many challenges including locating their loved ones who have gone missing? There are many migrants traveling with little to no documentation. Without documentation it is hard to find these individuals and locate loved ones if they go missing. Migrants are dying in the sea, in deserts (especially in the Sahara in the African Context (1)) and at various unofficial border posts because of the increase in monitoring and border policing... missing migrants.png

10th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime

Feb 09, 2021
Categories: Event news

From 12 to 16 October 2020, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was hosting the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. This year’s conference was hosted online, which allow SIHMA’s to assist to a few of the side events on issues regarding migration. Programme of the virtual side events:  Prevention of Involuntary Migration through Quality Education and Empowerment... Shot 2021-02-01 at 3.50.45 PM.png


Feb 09, 2021
Categories: Event

The SACBC organized a webinar to study and reflect on the two drafted documents in order to contribute to Department of Home Affairs. During the meet the drafted documents on the « One Stop Border Post” and “the Official Identity Management Policy” of DHA will be presented, followed by comments, reflexions and suggestions for submissions. Fr Peter John...

Seafaring in the 21st Century. Is Maritime Education in the Philippines Up for the Challenge?

Feb 08, 2021
Categories: Event

The Philippines is recognized as a major source country of seafarers on international merchant ships, providing more than 30 percent of the total global seafarer requirement.  Many Filipinos aspire to become seafarers to achieve their dreams for a better life for their families.  Around 90 maritime schools offer programs to interested aspirants and numerous training centers that provide continuing education and skills upgrading for seafarers. Concerns about the quality of maritime education have been a topic of... 9 main poster.png

January 2021 - Press Review

Feb 04, 2021
Categories: press review

  NATIONAL COVERAGE    Violent vocabularies and hypernationalism: #PutSouthAfricansFirst is misguided xenophobia  Daily Maverick – 4 January 2021 Social media and the ‘real world’ are mutually constitutive realities, and the emergence of hyper-nationalist and seemingly patriotic hashtags such as #WeWantOurCountryBack are both reflective and productive of xenophobia in South...

Differences in Mental Health among Migrants and Non-migrants in South Africa: Evidence from the National Income Dynamics Study’

Feb 02, 2021
Categories: news

  Have you ever thought about how your mental health and feeling of joy and jubilation or those of sadness and depression may be linked to certain aspects of your life and or past experience?  A number of factors influence our mental health and well-being and one of these is, in some cases, the impact of migration whether it be internal or international... volume 6 number 3 COVER PRINT-3.jpg