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The Lawrence House Symposium


Jun 11, 2019
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On 5 June 2019, the Lawrence House, Scalabrini’s youth and child care centre, hosted a symposium to reflect and share knowledge around the concept of young migrants’ self identity and sense of belonging.  Young migrants face great loss and hardship. They have endured the struggle of leaving their home country, often without a choice, and are immersed in an unfamiliar, and possibly unfriendly, place.  These circumstances can have negative consequences on a child’s sense of self.  The Lawrence...

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Press Review May 2019


Jun 06, 2019
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE How Xenophobia Has Become Normalized in South African Politics Worldpoliticksreview.com 21 May 2019 Anti-immigrant rhetoric has steadily seeped into mainstream political discourse in South Africa, where immigration has long been a contentious issue as the country is a primary destination for migrants from across the African continent. In the general election earlier this month, both major political parties, the ruling African National Congress and the opposition Democratic Alliance, advocated stricter...

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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...

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Annual Report of Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town


May 21, 2019
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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...

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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...

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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...

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