Tag Archive: immigration policy
What’s Philosophy Got to Do With It? – On Morality and the Refugee Crisis
In conjunction with the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto speak with Political Science Professor Joseph Carens to speak about his open borders argument and morality
Press Review 6 April 2016
According to an analysis of UN High Commissioner for Refugees data conducted by Code4SA's Data Journalism Academy, in 2014 and the first half of 2015, the Department of Home Affairs turned down 81% of refugee applications, compared with the international average of 21%. Immigration lawyers have accused the Department of Home Affairs of being in contempt of a High Court order after the department withdrew an instruction allowing asylum seekers and refugees to apply for permanent residence without giving up their asylum or refugee status, and to apply for temporary residence without a valid passport. Africans are among the most mobile people on earth. 31 million people from the continent have migrated to various parts of the world, including many African countries. Some people choose to migrate, while others are forced to do so either due to war, poverty or persecution
Press Review 15 September 2015
South Africa's King Bhungane III of AmaHlubi was reportedly in Zimbabwe over the weekend, where he apologised for the xenophobic attacks earlier this year in which at least seven people died. 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. The phenomenon of illegal immigration has reached unprecedented levels in Africa recently. Human trafficking has also increased, both issues having recorded alarming numbers since the beginning of the 21st century. A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died.
VIDEO: Unemployment & immigration in S.Africa
It is estimated that there are millions of illegal immigrants living in South Africa. Recently, Zimbabweans were issued special permits allowing them to stay in South Africa yet there are millions more undocumented immigrants in the country and this has created an oversupply of labour in semi and unskilled sectors. Through the new immigration rules the Department of Home Affairs is trying to reduce the influx of immigrants entering South Africa. CNBC Africa's Thomas Maree filed this report.
Introductory Remarks by Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba for Third Roundtable on International Migration: Intra-regional migration within SADC
Department of Home Affairs presentation on Immigration ammendment acts and regulations
A delegation from the Department of Home Affairs gave a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on 26 August 2014 on the key changes brought about by the immigration legislation and regulations that had come into operation on 26 May 2014.