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Meet the artist of our new graffiti


Apr 14, 2020
Categories: news

In our previous post we were anticipating the new Graffiti of our building. Our entrance in fact now is welcoming all SCCT’ and SIHMA’ customers with an artwork of a young South African artist, Jared, who represented the essence of welcoming people: an African mother holding her baby. On the mother's arm it is written 'learn dignity': the respect for human dignity is one of the core value of the services offered to migrants and refugees by the...

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Archbishop visit at Scalabrini Centre and SIHMA premises


Apr 07, 2020
Categories: Event

Our Scalabrini was opened in January 2020 after new freshly restoration. In the occasion of restarting all the activities of 2020 and the end of the all restorations, the Archbishop of Cape Town Steven Brislin and his Auxuliary Sylvester David visited our premises on the 25th of February 2020. In this particular day the Archbishop came to Scalabrini Centre (SCCT) to attend the important meeting with all the ethnic and linguistic chaplains. The meeting regarded the...

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Press Review March 2020


Apr 02, 2020
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE   South Africa removes migrants squatting in Cape Town Apnews.com March 1, 2020 Hundreds of foreign migrants have been removed from central Cape Town by South African authorities following a months-long stand-off. The migrants, who were moved in an operation Sunday, had demanded to be relocated to other countries, claiming they had been threatened by xenophobic violence last year. But the group lost their court bid to compel...

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Palabek: different refugee residence approaches in Uganda and South Sudan


Mar 31, 2020
Categories: Report

SIHMA published a report written by Filippo Ferraro, Lola Verkuil and James Chapman. The report discusses the difference between two refugee residence approaches: the emergency camp and the formal settlement. It attempts to reflect on the lives of those living in these residences and show the differences specifically between the Internally Displaced Peoples Camp Gumbo in South Sudan and the formal settlement Palabek in Uganda. By taking a closer look at the experiences of three people...

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Building Blocks and Challenges for the Implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees in Africa - Research Article


Mar 24, 2020
Categories: Articles

On the 18th of March, 2020 the Journal on Migration and Human Security of CMS, the Center for Migration Studies of New York published the research article ‘Building Blocks and Challenges for the Implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees in Africa’, written by Filippo Ferraro, our SIHMA’s Executive Director and Sergio Carciotto, our AHMR Editor Assistant.  The CMS is a member of the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN), a global network of migrant shelters, service centers and other institutions,...

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The Report: 'Labour-related experiences of Migrants and Refugees in South Africa' is now published


Mar 17, 2020
Categories: Report Research

On the 16th of March, SIHMA published Dr. Marinda Weideman’s report on the labour-related experiences of migrants and refugees in South Africa. It is an extensive report based on interviews with 17 subject experts, 2 employers and 39 migrants and refugees. The purpose of the report was to understand the processes pertaining to the employment and working conditions of migrants and refugees in South Africa. Dr. Weideman notes 13 key findings: The most likely reason for migration among the...

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