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.
Press Review 16 May 2016
The African National Congress Youth League on Tuesday slammed the hospitality industry and accused it of overlooking South African youth when hiring workers. The case between the Department of Home Affairs and immigration lawyers, who are accusing the department of being in contempt of a High Court order, has been postponed to next month. South Africa is home to over 300,000 refugees and asylum seekers, this is according to the UNHCR. In this numbers are children from neighbouring country Zimbabwe who have come to Africa’s most developed nation in hope for a better future. Well-meaning Malawians have launched an organisation to help repatriate those detained for living illegally in South Africa
Roundtable discussion on Migration in South Africa: forthcoming challenges
The City of Johannesburg hosts one of the largest populations of refugees and asylum seekers on the African continent. The Catholic Church and its various agencies is in the forefront of service provision. The year that lies ahead will present us with fundamental changes in the socio-political environment in which we operate
Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Migration History Marked by Crises and Restrictions
Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Migration History Marked by Crises and Restrictions Written by By Marie-Laurence Flahaux and Bruno Schoumaker and published by the Migration Policy Institute
Press Review 28 April 2016
Foreign students will soon be allowed to apply for permanent residence once they have graduated from a South African university, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Friday. At least two people have been burned to death in Zambia during riots targeting Rwandan-owned shops over allegations that foreigners were behind a string of ritual killings, police said on Wednesday. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Malawi has applauded the government and people of Malawi for opening their doors to Mozambican asylum seekers in need of international protection.
2015 Asylum Statistics South Africa
Immigration Regulations: update by Inter-Ministerial Committee; Asylum & Travel statistics, with Minister