Blog On The Move

The Exclusion of Migrant Women in Africa: Access to Safety and Security


Aug 10, 2021
Categories: news

This article is the latest and final contribution to the series about the exclusion of migrant women in Africa. Through the article, we will examine the difficulties women on the move experience to be safe and secure. As mentioned in our previous articles, migrant women often go through many hardships regarding access to health care, housing, education, identification documentation, and the labour market [i, ii, iii, iv and v]. Even though these topics have been well covered previously...

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July 2021 - Press Review


Aug 05, 2021
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE   Back to zero for uninsured migrant businesses caught in the lootingTimes Live - 30/07/2021 Recently, widespread looting and violence engulfed parts of South Africa a few days after the incarceration of former President Jacob Zuma in parts of Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng. It is estimated that the damage will amount to between 10 and 20 billion rands. Unlike the previous looting, which took place in 2017, and 2019 targeting...

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Civil Society Action Committee Webinar on Migrant Detention and Return


Aug 03, 2021
Categories: Webinar

SIHMA had the pleasure of attending the first round of conversations on migrant detention and return, hosted by the Civil Society Action Committee in 2021. The Civil Society Action Committee which is a ‘global platform for civil society engagement on migration policy and governance’ [1] held a series of webinars in this round [2]. Civil Society Action Committee’s membership includes organisations working with migration and refugees. The Committees members include among others: Amnesty International, Caritas Internationalis, International...

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SIHMA Annual Report 2020


Jul 29, 2021
Categories: news

SIHMA’s annual report for 2020 has now been released with information about the organisation and its activities from 2019 to 2020. The report covers SIHMA’s four key focus areas, namely Research; Publications; Training and Capacity Building; and Events, as well as more general information about the organisation and its work. You can find a link to an online version of the report at the bottom of this page.  "We have spent a year behind the screen,...

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SIHMA Reflections on the Experiences of Two Interns Working Remotely for SIHMA


Jul 27, 2021
Categories: news

SIHMA was pleased to receive and work with two volunteers who each worked remotely with SIHMA in recent months. It was a pleasure to receive both interns and we are thankful for the time and effort they have put in to assist SIHMA work towards our vision of  ‘An Africa where the human rights of people on the move are ensured and their dignity is promoted.’ Reflection from April Walter My name April Walter. ...

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Considering South African Domestic Remittances in the Direction of a Legal and Regulatory Framework


Jul 20, 2021
Categories: news

SIHMA had the opportunity to read and reflected on an article entitled Towards a Legal and Regulatory Framework for South African Domestic Remittances: Some Considerations by Vivienne Lawack. The article looks at the results of an exploratory study conducted by Vivienne Lawack and is published in the newest edition of SIHMA and UWC’s collaborative peer review journal the AHMR.  The study examined the legal and regulatory framework for domestic remittances within the South African legal context and provides recommendations for future policy objectives.  Globally,...

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