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Policy and Legislative Changes with Regard to the Amendments to the Refugee Act, 19 May 2016
The Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA), in conjunction with the Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees in the Archdiocese, the Bienvenu Sheleter, the Jesuit Refugee Service, the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, and the Justice and Peace Department in the Archdiocese of Johannesburg recently held a roundtable discussion on Policy and legislative changes to the Refugee Act in Johannesburg.
2015 Asylum Statistics South Africa
Immigration Regulations: update by Inter-Ministerial Committee; Asylum & Travel statistics, with Minister
Legislative changes to the amendments to the Refugees Act, Roundtable discussion 17 March 2016
The CPLO, in collaboration with the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA), hosted a roundtable discussion on policy and legislative changes to the Refugees Act.
Discussion on Refugees and Migrants, 19 February 2016
The CPLO in collaboration with the EU-Delegation to South Africa hosted a discussion on refugees and migrants. The two main speakers were Sergio Carciotto of the Scalabrini Institute, providing a brief overview of the evolution of migration policy in South Africa, why migration policies fail and the various immigration and refugee legislation. The second speaker, Vuyani Shwane, of the Cape Town Refugee Centre, highlighted the opportunities and challenges for organizations working in the field and threats of violent outbreaks in 2016 and the integration of refugees and asylum seekers.
Catch SIHMA on Radio786online discussing the Africa-EU Migration Summit in Valletta, Malta
Africa-EU Migration Summit in Valletta, Malta
First migrant arrested at closed border in Hungary
Tough, new laws have come into effect giving police in Hungary the authority to arrest and charge migrants attempting to enter the country illegally. The crackdown follows the completion of a razor-wire fence, which aims to seal off the border with Serbia. Reports suggest at least 16 people have already been arrested and the number is expected to rise
SIMN — The Voice for Migrants Worldwide
SIHMA is part of the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) an umbrella organization established in 2005 by the Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles, Scalabrinians, with more than 250 entities involved in various activities and services helping people on the move around the world
Europe asks African governments to help in refugee crisis
While many refugees flooding into Europe right now are from the Middle East and South Asia, half of them hail from sub-Saharan Africa.Experts say it's crucial that African governments do more to help
SA to send 2000 Angolan refugees home
About 2000 Angolan refugees – many of whom have been living in South Africa for as long as 18 years – face deportation following the withdrawal of their refugee status