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Press Review February 2019

Mar 07, 2019
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE South Africans are not welcoming to foreign nationals, summit hears 20 February 2019 JOHANNESBURG – The South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on Tuesday held a summit at the Constitution Hill to explore if South Africans were welcoming to refugees as stipulated in the White Paper. South Africa’s asylum and refugee system is under...

Birth Certificate and Access to Education – Round Table

Mar 05, 2019

On the 27th of February, this Round Table provided many people and organisations working with undocumented minors residing in South Africa with the opportunity to share about their situation and their Constitutional right to education. Unfortunately, we assist too many cases of children who have been refused permission to attend schools because they do not have a birth certificate. This Round Table, which was co-hosted between SIHMA and CPLO and funded by CEI, was addressed by Ms Sindi...

Roundtable on "Manufacturing Illegality"

Feb 19, 2019
Categories: Discussion

On the 5th of March, CPLO organized an event to discuss the report on Manufacturing Illegality, written by SIHMA researchers and funded by Hanns Seidel Foundation. The report explores the development of new asylum seeker policy aimed at curtailing asylum seekers’ right to work in South Africa, whilst they away the finalisation of claims, and what the country can learn from similar policy developments in the European Union. The event was addressed by the three co-authors/researchers of the report:...

My experience at SIHMA - Licia

Feb 05, 2019
Categories: Discussion

I studied for an MA in Advanced Migration Studies at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and applied for this internship with SIHMA to fulfil my study requirements. I was thrilled to have this opportunity because I believed, and I still do, that European institutions focus a lot on migration towards Europe while they tend to disregard migration flows in the rest of the world, especially South-South migration. Thanks to my internship with SIHMA, I was able...

Press Review January 2019

Feb 04, 2019
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE Could South Africa cope with a Migration Crisis like that of Syria?  18 January 2019 The scenario of a Zimbabwean migration may be the result of the current crisis in that nation. If it happens, is South Africa’s government ready to respond? Have they drawn from the lessons of the Syrian catastrophe? Full report:   #StopXenophobia in all its guises review sihma jan 2019.jpg

A special issue of REHMU on African Migration

Jan 28, 2019
Categories: Discussion

“Break the silence about Africa” is what Roberto Marinucci states in the editorial of the special REHMU edition on African migration, issued by the Centro Scalabriniano de Estudos Migratorios (CSEM). Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana (REHMU) is a Brazilian scientific magazine that covers issues on migration. Robert Marinucci discusses in the editorial about how the media covers up issues surrounding African migration, and especially the causes of forced displacement: military interventions, exploitation of workers, violation of human rights...