Blog On The Move

My Experience as a Scalabrini Intern

Jun 04, 2019
Categories: Discussion

My name is Emma Dionne.  I am from Rhode Island, USA.  I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology in 2017 from Stonehill College in Massachusetts. I’ve worked in the legal field the past two years. I came to Cape Town to gain an international perspective before furthering my education. I volunteered at the Scalabrini Study Centre in Cape Town from April to June 2019.   On any given day, Scalabrini Centre in Cape Town is... Dionne 02.jpg

Annual Report of Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town

May 21, 2019

We welcome the publishing of the 2018 annual report by the Scalabrini Centre, a precious source of information on the many and different activities. This institution provide to promote the cultural, social, and economic integration of Migrants, Refugees and South Africans in the local society. Besides general oversights, beautiful pictures and accurate data on all services and programs, our readers can enjoy the testimonies of some people who share the impact of the Scalabrini Centre had in their lives...

An Inside Look at the Palabek Refugee Settlement

May 16, 2019
Categories: Discussion

Palabek Refugee Settlement, located in northern Uganda, is home to approximately 36,000 South Sudanese refugees. South Sudan was plagued by civil war in 2013 and conflict still remains in the region. In February of 2019, Father Filippo Ferraro, Executive Director of SIHMA, had the opportunity to visit the settlement and conduct two interviews in order to gain a greater perspective of the reality of these refugees’ ongoing situation. The first interview...

South Africa – Sweden University Forum (SASUF): Migration and Mobilities

May 14, 2019
Categories: Migration in Africa Event Discussion

On 7 May, 2019, the University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) Research Niche in Migration and Mobilities hosted a special satellite event for the South Africa-Sweden Research and Innovation Week, with the South Africa-Sweden University Forum (SASUF). SASUF is a collaboration between 36 universities in Sweden and South Africa with goals to “strengthen ties between South Africa and Sweden in research, education, and innovation” and to “connect universities with funding agencies, industry, ministries, and society in working towards...

Press Review April 2019

May 02, 2019
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE Africa: How common are xenophobic attacks? 7 April 2019 A group of unemployed men attacked Malawian migrants living in the South African city of Durban at the end of March. It followed a recent spate of other incidents in the city during the month, prompting leaders from the three main parties to condemn attacks on foreign nationals. The upsurge in violence has become a charged...

A Journalist’s Guide Report on Migration in South Africa

Apr 23, 2019
Categories: Discussion

The Journalist’s Guide Report on Migration Issues in South Africa is a must-have for anyone interested in journalism. Edited by organizations such as Scalabrini Center, African Centre for Migration and Society, Sonke Gender Justice, Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in SA and many others, the guide aims to provide a reliable resource covering the main problems related to migration issues in South Africa. Besides valuable information, the guide also suggests an ethical way of writing for journalists, editors, and media...