Blog On The Move

Press Review July 2020


Aug 06, 2020
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE   Covid-19 moves refugees and asylum seekers to the bottom of priorities. Maverick Citizen - 28 July 2020 In the past, South Africa was well respected for its strong rights-based legislation for refugees as well as for asylum seekers. This generosity has vanished due to the policies that seem to be parallel from the constitution. Currently, asylum seekers and refugees are facing tough moments that are arising from the...

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Detention and Migration


Aug 04, 2020
Categories: news

One of the fundamentals of ensuring dignity and protection of human rights of people on the move is ensuring they are not subject to arbitrary or unlawful arrest, detention, and deportation. Migration and freedom of movement are fundamental tenants of what makes us human.    Detention of people on the move, particularly for the purpose of deportation or regularising sojourn,  should only be as a last resort and alternatives to detention should be prioritised....

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Apostleship of the Sea (AoS): 100 years of service to the seafarers


Jul 28, 2020
Categories: news

Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) also called Stella Maris of Cape Town is announcing the 100 years of Stella Maris in the service to seafarers this 04 October 2020. The Apostleship of the Sea is the pastoral care of the Catholic Church to maritime people. This apostolate began prior to 1900 by various Orders or Congregations like the Augustinians of the Assumption, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and Jesuits catering for the spiritual, social, and material...

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Webinar Responding to COVID-19


Jul 26, 2020
Categories: Event

Information on the Webinar presentation Organizers: This webinar is organized by The Future of Work, Labour after Laudato Si (FOWLS) global initiative and the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC). The Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA), the East Cape Agricultural Research Project (ECARP) and the Centre for Research and Action for Peace (CERAP) are supporting the event. Target Audience: Religious leaders, faith-based organizations, NGOs, civil society organizations, and general...

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18th July - Nelson Mandela International Day 2020


Jul 21, 2020
Categories: news

The 18th of July marks a public holiday in South Africa, as a remembrance for Nelson Mandela's birthday. In 2009, the day was inaugurated as Nelson Mandela International Day by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), as a response to a global crisis of poverty and inequality. On this particular day people recognize and commemorate Nelson Mandela’s commitment to human rights, conflict resolution and reconciliation. The celebration is a call to action for everyone to elicit...

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As Borders are Reopening, what does it mean for Migrants?


Jul 14, 2020
Categories: news

Border closures, physical distancing, lockdowns, and subsequent restricted onward mobility of the COVID-19 pandemic has been heavily impacting the lives and wellbeing of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. The restrictions have not only stopped the movement of people and goods, but also domestic and international remittances (1). Diaspora communities in the Global North, in addition to South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda are experiencing job losses, and the remittances that sustain 40% of Somalis are rapidly diminishing (1). Despite,...

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