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SIHMA Annual report 2018


Aug 12, 2019
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SIHMA has now published his Annual Report 2018, full of information on the organisation and the reports concerning the activities of the year 2018-19. You can find here the Message from the Executive Director and from the Board member and CPLO Director, Peter John Pearson. Dear colleagues and friends of our Institute, The release of an official report is always a precious opportunity to look at the many things done during this...

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Eight Weeks with Scalabrini: Adventures in SIHMA and BASP


Aug 06, 2019
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The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town is bustling. Every day, dozens upon dozens of refugees and migrants enter the brightly colored building for the many services that Scalabrini offers, services that I didn’t realize I would get a chance to be a part of. Before coming to South Africa for an eight-week job, an internship-support organization spoke with me about what kind of internship I wanted, found me one with Scalabrini Institute...

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Press Review July 2019


Aug 01, 2019
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NATIONAL COVERAGE Fewer than 1 in 6 asylum seekers in SA granted refugee status news24.com 9 July 2019 Not even one out of six asylum seekers seeking refuge in South Africa are granted refugee status. Over the past 10 years, the Department of Home Affairs processed 633 395 applications, only granting 99 624 of these applications. This means 533 771 people, mostly coming from war-torn and severely distressed countries, had...

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Looking Forward to the African Regional Child Trauma Conference


Jul 30, 2019
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Representatives of Scalabrini will attend the African Regional Child Trauma Conference, taking place in Cape Town from August 18 to August 21. In response to the crisis affecting too many children across Africa, Jelly Beanz (a social work organization devoted to helping abused and neglected kids) has partnered with several other groups like UNICEF and the Centre for Child Law to share research on child abuse and its prevention and create a...

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Training Course on Migration for Pastoral Care Agents and Volunteers


Jul 23, 2019
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In partnership with the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office, the Migrant and Refugee Office of the South African Catholic Bishop’s Conference, and Lawyers for Human Rights, SIHMA organized and is currently attending a training course on Migration for Pastoral Care Agents and Volunteers. This event was designed for pastoral agents like priests, religious leaders, and lay volunteers who work at the border of South Africa and Zimbabwe with the goal of connecting the...

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A Seminar on Displaced Persons and the Dynamics of Integration


Jul 16, 2019
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Head of the Political Science Department at Rider University in the United States and immigration studies enthusiast, Professor Barbara Franz spent several weeks in Cape Town conducting research through a Fulbright scholarship on migrant integration techniques through the lens of the programs belonging to the Scalabrini Centre. She concluded her time in South Africa with two days of talks regarding the preliminary findings of her research and a broader analysis of integration...

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