Blog On The Move

A Seminar on Displaced Persons and the Dynamics of Integration

Jul 16, 2019

Head of the Political Science Department at Rider University in the United States and immigration studies enthusiast, Professor Barbara Franz spent several weeks in Cape Town conducting research through a Fulbright scholarship on migrant integration techniques through the lens of the programs belonging to the Scalabrini Centre. She concluded her time in South Africa with two days of talks regarding the preliminary findings of her research and a broader analysis of integration...

The Upcoming Technical Workshop to Review the Draft AU Training curriculum on Migration Governance

Jul 09, 2019
Categories: Discussion

As a representative of SIHMA, Father Filippo Ferraro will travel to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for a meeting of the African Union on techniques regarding and the future of migration governance. The event will take place from 17 July to 19 July and will feature a technical workshop with countless opportunities for experts in the field of African migration to share their knowledge while simultaneously learning from other conference-goers.The workshop is designed to promote growth in migration governance... policy framework.png

Press Review June 2019

Jul 04, 2019
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE Landmark court ruling gives refugees’ status in South Africa 25 June 2019 The Western Cape High Court has given a crucial lifeline to refugee families from across Africa who have sought asylum in South Africa for many years. As reported by EWN, on Wednesday, 19 June, the court ruled in favour of the University of Cape Town’s Refugee Rights Unit, allowing refugee families access to documentation that...

Celebrating 25 Years in Cape Town

Jul 02, 2019
Categories: Discussion

The Scalabrini Fathers celebrated the 25th anniversary of the establishment of their mission in Cape Town with a luncheon on Wednesday, 26 June. The event commemorated the hard work of the staff, volunteers, and trustees of the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, SIHMA, and Lawrence House whose combined efforts have ensured that migrants to South Africa are treated with dignity and empathy, qualities emphasized by the endeavors of John Baptist Scalabrini.Father Filippo Ferraro, executive director of...

Researching the Women’s Platform

Jun 25, 2019

Having worked on and off with the Women’s Platform since its start in 2014, Dr. Leah Mundell returned to Cape Town again in June 2019 to learn more about the program’s successes and places where it could be improved. Dr. Mundell spoke with a total of 47 women who had participated in the Women’s Platform about their experiences through a series of focus group interviews conducted in SIHMA’s library. Through these discussions, she explored ways that and the...

Migrants and Families in the Vision and Magisterium of Pope Francis

Jun 18, 2019
Categories: Discussion

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Scalabrini Fathers’ arrival in Cape Town, SIHMA organized a study meeting for all priests in the archdiocese to discuss human mobility within the lense of Catholic ministry.  The event showcased two Italian speakers, Fr. Francesco Pesce, the Director of Centre for the Family in Treviso, and Fr. Aldo Skoda, CS, Dean of Scalabrini International Migration Institute (SIMI) in Urbaniana Pontifical University in Rome.  Archbishop Stephen Brislin was also in attendance.Fr. Francesco...