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Press Review December 2019

Jan 09, 2020
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE   Home Affairs: Tshwane UNHCR Protesters Can Live Legally in SA December 5, 2019 Protesters who had camped outside the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Pretoria last month are legally entitled to be in South Africa. The Department of Home Affairs on Thursday said it checked their status and was trying to get them to return to their homes in the country. Full report:   South Africa fails in duty to offer refuge

My Volunteering Experience at SCCT – Giacomo

Jan 05, 2020

My name is Giacomo Distefano.  I am 26 years old and I come from Bologna, Italy. I am a doctor and I am particularly interested in paediatric neuropsychiatry. In the last few years, tired of hearing the same empty anti-migrant rhetoric, I started to be more and more attracted by the world of migration. For this reason, during the summer of 2018 I joined a volunteering program organised by the Scalabrinian Agency...

Roundtable on Migration, Labour & Policy Options

Dec 17, 2019
Categories: Event

On Tuesday December 10, the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO), The Jesuit Institute and the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) held a seminar discussion on Migration, Labour & Policy Options in Cape Town. It was intended to be a small round table, with around 16 people attending, representing a number of organisations and the parliament. Father Peter-John Pearson, the director of CPLO, gave a welcome and introduction. Following, Marinda...

Bridges Beyond Borders project

Dec 10, 2019
Categories: Migration in Africa Review

One of the main goals of SIHMA is to influence the minds of the public and to change the predispositions of society with regard to migration and human mobility. This vision came to life in the Bridges Beyond Borders (Ponte di Dialoghi) project, a meeting of innovative technology and interactive education. The Fondazione Centro Studi Emigrazione of Rome (CSER), in collaboration with the Scalabrini Communication Office and the logistic support of...

Press Review November 2019

Dec 05, 2019
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE   Foreign protesters not our problem, says Home Affairs 13 November 2019 It is not the job of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to identify the protesters camped outside the UN refugee agency in Pretoria. This is according to its latest court papers submitted to the Pretoria High Court as part of litigation aimed at having the protesters removed from living on the pavements...

Scalabrinian Fathers 132nd anniversary

Nov 26, 2019
Categories: Event

On the 28th of November 2019, the Congregation of Missionaries of St. Charles, commonly known as the Scalabrinian Fathers, celebrate the 132nd anniversary of their existence. In 2019, the Congregation also celebrates 25 years of presence and service in Africa. In 1994, they felt like it was time to explore new countries on the continent of Africa. When they arrived, they settled in Cape Town, South Africa. Lately, they have opened other...