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Roundtable on Migration, Labour & Policy Options

Dec 17, 2019
Categories: Event

On Tuesday December 10, the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO), The Jesuit Institute and the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) held a seminar discussion on Migration, Labour & Policy Options in Cape Town. It was intended to be a small round table, with around 16 people attending, representing a number of organisations and the parliament. Father Peter-John Pearson, the director of CPLO, gave a welcome and introduction. Following, Marinda...

Bridges Beyond Borders project

Dec 10, 2019
Categories: Migration in Africa Review

One of the main goals of SIHMA is to influence the minds of the public and to change the predispositions of society with regard to migration and human mobility. This vision came to life in the Bridges Beyond Borders (Ponte di Dialoghi) project, a meeting of innovative technology and interactive education. The Fondazione Centro Studi Emigrazione of Rome (CSER), in collaboration with the Scalabrini Communication Office and the logistic support of...

Press Review November 2019

Dec 05, 2019
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE   Foreign protesters not our problem, says Home Affairs 13 November 2019 It is not the job of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to identify the protesters camped outside the UN refugee agency in Pretoria. This is according to its latest court papers submitted to the Pretoria High Court as part of litigation aimed at having the protesters removed from living on the pavements...

Scalabrinian Fathers 132nd anniversary

Nov 26, 2019
Categories: Event

On the 28th of November 2019, the Congregation of Missionaries of St. Charles, commonly known as the Scalabrinian Fathers, celebrate the 132nd anniversary of their existence. In 2019, the Congregation also celebrates 25 years of presence and service in Africa. In 1994, they felt like it was time to explore new countries on the continent of Africa. When they arrived, they settled in Cape Town, South Africa. Lately, they have opened other...

High-Level Asia-Oceania Regional Conference on “Future of Work”

Nov 19, 2019
Categories: Event

The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) organizes a High-Level Asia-Oceania Regional Conference on “Future of Work”. Between the 1st and 4th December 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Father Filippo, Executive Director of SIHMA, will attend the Conference and the Annual meeting of the ICMC Asia-Oceania Working Group, and present the research done by Dr. M. Weideman about the labour-related experiences of migrants and refugees in South Africa. The High-Level Regional Conference on the...

Assisting Seafarers through ICMA

Nov 05, 2019
Categories: Review

This blogpost will feature the experience of Father Rico, one of the Scalabrinian Fathers and Port Chaplain in Cape Town, during the ICMA conference at the end of October 2019. 21-25 October 2019 is a historic day for all the people and organizations working for the welfare of seafarers around the world. 2019 marks the 50th foundation of ICMA (The International Christian Maritime Association. For this reason, 52 government and non-government organizations,...