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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...

Rebuilding Lives at the Borders – Conference

Jan 15, 2019
Categories: Discussion

The Scalabrinian Centre for Migration Studies (CSEM) of Brasilia (Brazil) in partnership with Weltkirche of Germany, the Bienvenue Shelter in Johannesburg and the Congregation of Scalabrianians Missionary Sisters invited SIHMA to this interesting Conference on 4-6 December 2018, supported by the South Africa Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC), Radio Veritas and Lumko Institute. The results of researchers on migrants, refugees and people directly involved in serving these populations in the border areas of Angola-Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mozambique-South... joburh logo.jpg

New Year, new Blog!

Jan 02, 2019
Categories: Discussion

The Team at SIHMA will be keeping you up to date about human mobility in the African continent. We launch our new blog which will have regular weekly posts every Tuesday on all research, events and activities happening in Africa concerning migrants, refugees and people on the move.We start with our first blog, wishing you an Happy New Year that’s about to begin, full of surprise and joy and everything you want in life.

Women are migrating to follow their aspirations

Dec 11, 2018
Categories: Discussion

As of 2017, the total number of international migrants is estimated at around 258 million of which 48 percent are women. The term feminization of migration indicates an increase in the percentage of female migrants and refers to women who migrate independently. Scholars debate whether the feminization of migration is a new phenomenon or not. Some argue that women have always migrated but their movements were of less interest to academics. Between 1960 and 2015, the female share...

Spazas, Foreigners, and Crime – It’s More Complicated than That

Jun 13, 2017
Categories: Discussion

In May 2008, the world watched in shock as xenophobic violence raged across South Africa. Nationals violently attacked foreign nationals, displacing tens of thousands of migrants and brutally killing over 60. Migrants’ properties and businesses were destroyed in great numbers, with over 550 foreign-owned shops looted or burned to the ground. This storm of attacks ushered in a decade of rising awareness of xenophobic violence among South Africans, and it has become widely assumed that this violence and accompanying xenophobic...