Blog On The Move

March 2021 - Press Review

Apr 15, 2021
Categories: press review

  National Coverage   Issues around migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa are politicised, say experts. Daily Maverick – 29 March 2021 Experts and panellists speaking on migration and human rights at the annual Human Rights Festival, held virtually, organized by Constitution Hill and The Polisee Room, addressed how discussions about migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in South Africa have become politicized. South Africa, according to Mukoni Ratshitanga, an...


Apr 13, 2021
Categories: news

How are we as a society doing in terms of inclusion, unity, and integration? How are people on the move treated within communities and while on the move? In some ways society is more accepting, inclusive, and understanding than it has been in previous years. The pandemic has shaken the foundations of existence across the world and exposed our fragility. We have a new appreciation for humanity, human dignity and for life itself. Yet in the midst of...

The advocates' migration brief - accessing Asylum

Apr 06, 2021
Categories: news

  Whenever someone flees their country due to persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion or flees due to war, violence or events seriously disturbing to public order they should be able to apply for refugee status in the country they flee to. Someone applying for refugee status is an asylum seeker. Regrettably at some stages in South Africa’s recent history there have been and to a lesser extent still are...

Climate and Migration

Mar 30, 2021
Categories: news

  We often hear about forced migration and the plight of refugees or about labour migration and indeed about Climate Change. Yet we do not hear as readily about the impact of climate change and natural disasters on migration. It is important to reflect on this and to consider important steps that should be taken to protect and care for our planet and for the African Continent and her inhabitants. It is also crucial to advocate... and migration-infographic.png

Exclusion of Migrant Women in Africa | Access to Identity Documentation for Migrant Women

Mar 22, 2021
Categories: news

  Continuing the Series on Migrant Women  In continuing the series on the exclusion of migrant women, we are looking at accessing and maintaining identity documents by migrant women in Africa and globally.   Previously in this SIHMA series on the exclusion of migrant women, we have discussed the lack of access to the labour market and the labour-related policy making [i]. The second blog was more devoted to mental and physical health and access to...

People on the Move and Human Rights Day

Mar 19, 2021
Categories: news

  Human Rights Day is a national day that is observed annually on 21 March to remind South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa. Every year on March 21st, South Africa remembers the Sharpeville massacre of 1960 on Human Rights Day. Human Rights Day commemorates the struggle for a democratic South Africa by paying tribute to all those who fought and... Rights Day Infographic.png