Tag Archive: Border Crossing
Relocation of Refugee Reception Offices: Departmental briefing
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) briefed the Portfolio Committee on amendments to the Refugee Act and on the establishment of a refugee reception centre in Lebombo, Mpumalanga. With regard to the Lebombo office, the Department was still awaiting confirmation that its application to re-zone an area in Lebombo had been approved. Thereafter, planning and construction of the structure would get underway.
Africanos em Movimento – Portuguese Version
Mobilidade humana desempenha um papel importante na história do continente Africano. Nas últimas décadas, padrões e tendências de migração têm modificado devido a globalização do mercado laboral e as transformações socioeconómicas e políticas que afectaram a maioria das sociedades Africanas. Para muitos países de envio, migração laboral representa uma estratégia para apoiar os meios de subsistência e reduzir a pobreza. Mudança climática, desastres naturais e crises minando a estabilidade política dos Estados Africanos têm gerado um grande número de refugiados. Esta publicação contém uma análise dos perfis de quatro países na mobilidade humana, em Gana, Nigéria, Angola e África do Sul. Reflete os dados e tendências relevantes sobre os fluxos de migração e asilo, identifica as agências governamentais, instituições acadêmicas e grupos da sociedade civil lidando com os migrantes e refugiados nos países listados. O estudo também fornece uma avaliação crítica da governança de migração e asilo e aponta algumas lacunas e áreas relevantes de pesquisa e para futuras pesquisas.
Africans on the Move – Ghana Workshop
SIHMA, in collaboration with the Centre for African Studies at the University of Education, Winneba, hosted the Ghana dissemination workshop on 212 November 2014.
CPLO Briefing Paper 363 : Labour and Asylum – Regional approaches to migration
The briefing paper by the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) provides an overview of labour and asylum with a focus on regional approaches to migration in southern Africa.
Africans on the Move – French Summary
La mobilité humaine joue un rôle important dans l’histoire du continent Africain. Au cours des années précédentes, les tendances et guides de la migration ont été due à la globalisation du marché de travail et des transformations socio-économiques et politiques, qui avaient affecté la plupart des sociétés africaines. Pour beaucoup des pays d’origine de la migration la main d’œuvre représente une stratégie pour soutenir les ressources de revenu et réduire la pauvreté. Le changement climatique, les désastres naturels et les crises sous-estimant la stabilité des pays africains avaient généré des larges nombres de refugies.
Africans on the move – English Version
Human mobility plays an important role in the history of the African continent. Over the past decades, migration trends and patterns have modified due to the globalization of the labour market and the socio-economic and political transformations which have affected most African societies. For many sending countries labour migration represents a strategy to support livelihoods and reduce poverty. Climate change, natural disasters and crises undermining the political stability of African states have generated large numbers of refugees. This publication contains an analysis of four-country profiles on human mobility in Ghana, Nigeria, Angola and South Africa. It reflects relevant data and trends concerning migration and asylum flows, identifies government agencies, academic institutions and civil society groups dealing with migrants and refugees in the listed countries. The study also provides a critical assessment of the migration and asylum governance and points out some relevant research gaps and areas for further research.
Press review 41: 5-12 October 2014
Smuggling of Migrants Tops Agenda At Opening of Conference On Organized Crime. Australian Paediatricians Agree That Detaining Refugee Kids Is Child Abuse. Finding the Missing Piece of Refugee and Asylum Policy. Alternatives to refugee camps: Can policy become practice?. South Africa: Court Victory for Asylum Seekers. South Sudan: Famine Threatens South Sudan If Conflict Deepens - Report. Nine killed in eastern DRC attack. Perilous escape to an uncertain fate. High rate of abuse, rape by cops in Cape. Waiting for change at Lindela. Hunger strikers: 'They shot us in the head at Lindela'. Money bucks the corrupt system at Lindela.
Press review 39: 22-28 September 2014
Official: Refugees could soon settle in Cambodia. Australian-Cambodian refugee agreement could set disturbing precedent – UN agency. Germany organizing conference on refugee crisis. Gay Asylum Seekers Forced to ‘Prove’ Their Sexuality. Ebola-hit nations may 'face collapse'. New Study Warns of Thousands More Ebola Cases in W. Africa. Chad becomes 37th African state to seek ban on homosexuality. Impoverished Zim squeezes poor. Worst case: 'Ebola could infect 1.4 million, rumble on for years, become a permanent feature, lead to new conflict'. Zimbabweans in SA can renew work permits from next week. Visa hearings: ‘cost to tourism too high’. Court: Home Affairs disregarded rights. SA to Deport Illegal Zimbas.
Press Review 36: 1-7 September 2014
Thousands of Refugee Children Are Suffering in Thai Detention. Australia asylum seeker 'brain dead' after infection - activists. Concern over Bangladesh move to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar. Ethiopia refugee camp submerged by floods. Red Cross to Kenyatta: send troops to quell clan clashes. Namibia: Call to Restrict Travellers From Ebola-Hit DRC. Landlord migrant check scheme to be rolled out in West Midlands. Calais migrants foiled as they try to storm ferry. Northern Nigeria: ruined lives. Mozambique rivals sign landmark peace deal. Sierra Leone to order anti-Ebola shutdown. US confirms al-Shabab leader Ahmed Godane killed. Brits are worst in over-stay stakes. South African stuck in Ebola-hit Liberia.
Review: SIHMA/CPLO Seminar 3 Towards a regional integrated migration regime: A future perspective – 3 September 2014
The movement of people is not a new phenomenon to the continent, as Africa has a long history of migration. Cross border migration patterns are influenced by political and economic agreements, which is evident in how colonialism and then apartheid in South Africa shaped cross border labour movement that has continued up to the present. Since the 1994 political changes in South Africa and the progressive globalisation of the economy, there has been a rapid intensification of cross border movements and regional migration between Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries. Despite several regional proposals and discussions a full consensus on a formal regional labour migration framework to govern the free movement of people has not yet been achieved. This seminar provided an overview of the development of the SADC regional labour migration framework and discuss the correlations and implications of such a framework on refugee movements.