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Brilliant's Internship Reflection


Sep 06, 2022
Categories: news

Hello everyone! My name is Brilliant Fane, and I am from Botswana. I am currently pursuing my master’s degree in International Affairs with a concentration in African Development Policy at the Pennsylvania State University. Before I started my internship with SIHMA, I always had a deep passion for African issues ranging from development, education and other social issues like poverty. This passion steered my choice of major for my undergraduate degree. For my bachelor’s degree, I majored...

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AHMR Volume 8 Number 2 May - August 2022


Aug 30, 2022
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 issues. The journal is accessible on-line at no charge. AHMR is jointly owned...

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Female Migration and Gender-Based Violence


Aug 23, 2022
Categories: news

Gender-based violence is a growing social concern within most societies, and women are mostly the victims. With the growing feminization of migration, women migrants are at a higher risk of experiencing GBV. Migration and gender are two aspects that interact and impact one another. Depending on their unique features and circumstances, migrants may experience both positive and negative outcomes from migration. Similarly, a person's gender affects how they experience migration, including the dangers and vulnerabilities associated with their journey....

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July 2022 - Press Review


Aug 04, 2022
Categories: news press review

Photo by Filip Mishevski  on Unsplash National Coverage South Africa: UN experts condemn xenophobic violence and racial discrimination against foreign nations OHCHR, 15 July 2022 The United Nations condemned reports of increasing violence against foreign nationals in South Africa and called for the government to be more accountable against the xenophobic, racist, and hate-inspired speech that impact the...

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Tracing the border in the city: Exploring migration and the urban borders of Cape Town


Aug 02, 2022
Categories: news Research Research Project Research Projects SCCT SIHMA

The Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) and the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town (SCCT) are hosting Corey Johnson, a doctoral Candidate at the University of Cape Town during 2022, as he conducts his doctoral research on migration and urban borders within the city of Cape Town. His research builds on recent scholarship that has sought to push beyond the notion of borders as clear lines of demarcation and separation, statically fixed to the territorial edges of...

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Where do we go from here? Uncovering the story behind ZEP Cancellation


Jul 26, 2022
Categories: news

Dreams shattered. Chaos. Confusion. Incessant fear. These are some of the emotions Zimbabweans living in South Africa are feeling right now after the Department of Home Affair’s decision to end the renewal of Zimbabwean Exemption Permits. From January 1, 2023, thousands of Zimbabweans and their children will no longer be able to reside, work, or attend school in South Africa on a legal basis.  In this short article, SIHMA delves deep into some of the issues surrounding the DHA’s...

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