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Lola's experience as SIHMA's intern

Mar 10, 2020

My name is Lola, I’m 23 years old and I come from the Netherlands. I have been a research intern at SIHMA for five months, from October 2019 to March 2020. Before I came to SIHMA, I had just graduated with two master’s degrees in International Development and Anthropology. I decided that I wanted to gain some more hands-on experience in research – preferably abroad – before I would find a full-time job in the Netherlands. Since I had some...

Press Review February 2020

Mar 05, 2020
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE   Home affairs ‘not coping’ with immigration February 10, 2020 The department of home affairs’ processes for undocumented immigrants are inadequate, leaving it unable to determine the number and status of undocumented people in the country. This is according a follow-up performance audit conducted by the office of the Auditor-General, which presented its findings before Parliament’s portfolio committee on home affairs last week. Full report:   Xenophobia isn’t keeping immigrants out of SA – here are...

Seminars on the regulations to the Refugee Amendment Act 2017

Mar 03, 2020
Categories: Event

On Friday the 28th of February, a seminar was held in the Chancery Boardroom also regarding the regulations to the Refugee Amendment Act 2017. The seminar was held by a collaboration of SIHMA, Scalabrini Centre, the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) and the Jesuits South Africa, and around 20 to 25 people attended. Sally Garland, the head of the advocacy department at SCCT and an attorney, gave an hour-long presentation explaining the asylum process as it...[2814].jpg

Norec workshop in Nairobi with Cultural Video

Feb 25, 2020
Categories: Event

On February 20 and 21, SIHMA’s executive director Father Filippo and SIHMA’s project manager James Chapman were in Nairobi for a workshop hosted by Norec, together with the organization Cultural Video. Norec (the Norwegian Agency for Exchange Cooperation) is an executive body under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Through what they call ‘mutual exchange’ they aim to help achieve the goals of Norwegian development policy. This means that they work with international partners who want to use the...

Our Director in Kenya

Feb 21, 2020
Categories: Event

The Executive director of SIHMA, Fr. Filippo, is in Nairobi, Kenya this week (February 17 to February 21). He first visited the African Migration and Development Policy Centre, AMADPOC and met with the Executive Director Dr. Linda Adhiambo Oucho, who is also one of the AHMR Journal's Editorial board member. AMADPOC aims to contribute to development initiatives through policy oriented research on migration related issues. Fr. Filippo and Dr. Oucho had the opportunity to discuss about common strategy...

Africa Report: South Africa's country profile

Feb 12, 2020
Categories: Report

The Africa Report #110, which came out in January 2020, dedicated a large section of this issue to 147 country profiles, discussing the current situation of the country and its perspective on the upcoming year. This blogpost will describe the key topics of South Africa’s country profile.   In the last term, major policy interventions were announced by the leading party; these include wider economic reforms, cuts to the civil service and the establishment...