Blog On The Move

From Here – Recent developments in Citizenship + Statelessness provisions in South African law.

Aug 28, 2020
Categories: Event

The Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) together with the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town organized an online seminar on Citizenship on Friday, 28th of August 2020.  The Title of the webinar is: From Here – Recent developments in Citizenship + Statelessness provisions in South African law. Speakers of the event are: Liesl Muller, an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and an expert in statelessness and nationality law. Liesl is also a founding member of the Southern African... Seminar (1).jpg

The impact of Covid-19 on women and their businesses

Aug 27, 2020
Categories: Event

The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is profoundly affecting business, small and micro businesses in particular, many of which are owned and run by women. In addition, women have carried the burden of increased unpaid work: home schooling children following the closure of schools as well as caring for elderly and at-risk family members. Many women have struggled to access the financial support initiatives introduced by the government. These issues will make it...


Aug 25, 2020
Categories: Event

On the 29th of July, SIHMA hosted a webinar organized by The Future of Work, Labour after Laudato Si (FOWLS) global initiative and the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) and the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA). The organisers partnered with the East Cape Agricultural Research Project (ECARP), the Centre for Research and Action for Peace (CERAP) and UNIAPAC AFRICA The webinar was addressed to religious leaders and organizations, NGOs, civil society organizations, and...

Remote internship experiences

Aug 18, 2020
Categories: news

In responding to this peculiar moment during the Covid-19 pandemic, SIHMA’s team has been working remotely since the lockdown started in South Africa. SIHMA managed to face the quarantine time by starting virtual collaborations and giving the opportunity to students to be part of SIHMA though remote internships and volunteering experiences. In the last few months Felipa Schmidt joined the team, working from Germany from May for three months, Jeremiah Masaya started in August and is currently working... 2020-07-30 alle 15.17.54.png

Webinar - Building SOLIDARITY in the time of Covid-19

Aug 14, 2020
Categories: Event

A new webinar: 'Building Solidarity in the time of COVID-19', is taking place on the 14th of August 2020. From 9:00-11:30, organized by Lawyers for Human Rights, Liliesleaf, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and Maverick citizen. Durign the webinar will be discussed the following topics: movement of People, Global Communicable Disease & Climate Crisis. SIHMA will also be present at the webinar with its Project Manager, James and its new intern Jeremiah. Solidarity Webinar 5 FINAL (1)-4_1232.jpg

Female Migrants and Refugees Leaving a Positive Mark within their Communities

Aug 11, 2020
Categories: news

Over the past 60 years, there has been an increase in the number of females migrants migrating for work, education, and as the heads of the households (1). Currently, 47.9%, around 130 million of the international migrant stock are females (1). In Africa, 48% of migrants are females, with male migrants experiencing more growth in the recent years. Many news stories have warned about the possibilities of female migrants facing stronger discrimination, often having to face double discrimination...