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Press Review September 2019

Oct 03, 2019
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE South Africa apologises to Nigeria after anti-migrant violence 16 September 2019 South African envoy expressed the country’s “sincerest apologies” to Nigeria on Monday, after a wave of anti-migrant attacks swept through Johannesburg and surrounding cities in recent weeks, fuelling diplomatic tensions. A meeting with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in the capital Abuja was held to convey President Cyrial Ramaphosa’s “sincere apologies about the incident that has recently...

Out of the Shadows: Gender, Migration and Health in SADC

Oct 01, 2019

The recent publication by Rebecca Walker and Jo Vearey on “Gender, Migration and Health in SADC: a Focus on Women and Girls” is a consistent, fieldwork-based attempt to provide a new, more attentive approach to the interrelation of migration, gender and health issues in South Africa and Zambia. While the number of migrants, especially women and girls, is constantly rising, little attention is being paid to the complex interaction of migratory movements,...

Heritage Day 2019

Sep 24, 2019
Categories: Event

On the 24th of September South Africa remembers and celebrates its cultural, language and tradition heritage. On this day, all South Africans are encouraged to celebrate their cultural traditions within the great diversity of cultures, religions, beliefs and traditions that make up the country. The “rainbow nation” is a proof that many racial groups, cultures and languages can live together building up the national identity. On the occasion, the President Cyril Ramaphosa...

The African Regional Child Trauma Conference

Sep 10, 2019
Categories: Event

Re-rooting Africa: Africa’s Routes to preventing & responding to child abuse, violence, & neglect From the 18th to the 21st of August the Cape Town City Hall saw the coming together of government representatives, psychologists, social workers, researchers, practitioners from child and youth development field come together and share best practices and knowledge concerning building effective strategies and implement impactful interventions to counter the ongoing rights violation against children. The Scalabrini Centre...

Magazines’ alert about Afrophobia in South Africa

Sep 09, 2019
Categories: news Migration in Africa

In the May issue of New African Magazine, in the overview of burning issues in the continent, two articles are dedicated to the topic of Afrophobia in South Africa. The sensitive question ‘Why do Africans hate each other?’ is posed. The incidents and intensity of violence against new immigrants in South Africa seems to be increasing. Sadly, it has become a reality of urban poverty that groups of poor black people attack...

Press Review August 2019

Sep 05, 2019

NATIONAL COVERAGE   Foreigners protest at Joburg Court, want arrested migrants released from custody 12 August 2019 Foreign nationals protested outside the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, calling for the release of others migrants who were arrested following raids in the CBD. The foreigners were arrested after being unable to produce documents proving that they were in the country legally and allegations that they were being being...