Blog On The Move

February 2023- Press Review

Feb 09, 2023
Categories: press review

NATIONAL Skilled refugees and asylum seekers are an untapped resource for South African healthcare Prashana Rampersad, 26 January 2023 “South Africa is seen as a desirable destination for refugees, given its comparative stability and level of industrialisation, and we host the largest number of immigrants on the African continent. According to official estimates, the country is home to about 2.9 million immigrants who come to the country fleeing persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality or membership...

Climate Change And Migration In Africa

Feb 07, 2023
Categories: news

Muluh  Momasoh, SIHMA resercher   Whereas migration is inherently defined by borders, climate change, and its impact materialize without respect for borders. Climate change is defined by the intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as any change in climate over time, whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activity. However, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) intricately links climate change to human activity. The UNFCCC defines climate change as the change of...

Introduction to AHMR Volume 8 Number 3 September - December 2022

Jan 31, 2023
Categories: news

The African Human Mobility Review (AHMR) is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed on-line journal created to encourage and facilitate the study of all aspects (socio-economic, political, legislative and developmental) of human mobility in Africa. Through the publication of original research, policy discussions and evidence-based research papers, the AHMR provides a comprehensive forum devoted exclusively to the analysis of contemporaneous trends, migration patterns and some of the most important migration-related... cover 8-3 special issue online.jpg

New year, new beginnings

Jan 10, 2023
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The start of the new year has brought two new members to the SIHMA  team. We are excited to welcome Rachel and Vhuthuhawe. Rachel is the new Head of Research and will actively engage in the activities of SIHMA, which include research and publishing reports, working papers and briefs, our journal (AHMR) and shorter researched blog posts in our Blog on the Move. She will also be heading any research collaborations conducted with SIHMA and the Scalabrini Center... & Vhuthu.jpg

Press Review December 2022

Jan 05, 2023
Categories: news

National: Postcard from: an immigrant’s tale Chatham House, 02 December 2022 Mistrust of immigrants is common. According to a 2019 Ipsos poll, about half of the people questioned in areas with high immigrant populations thought them ‘dishonest’. This xenophobia appears to be driven by pernicious myths about immigrants. Many also believed that migrants were taking jobs from locals. In fact, World Bank figures show each migrant worker creates about two jobs for locals. There are similar misapprehensions about immigrants being... by Mattias Diesel on Unsplash.jpg

Africa Unite Policy Conference on Migration – 01 December to 02 December 2022.

Dec 13, 2022
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On 1 December 2022, the Southern Africa Migration Network (SAMIN) will hold a regional conference, in partnership with the WITS Mining Institute (WMI) on the importance of promoting evidence-based and people-centred migration policies in contemporary South Africa. This was done through an analysis of mobility-related vulnerabilities, causes, challenges and opportunities. The Southern African Migration Network (SAMIN) is a forum that is made up of a multitude of academia, refugee and migrant rights organisations as well as human rights...