Blog On The Move

“Border towns and spaces of (in)visibility: Study of young people on the move in the border towns of Chipata and Katete, Zambia”

Apr 09, 2024
Categories: Event Research

The Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa will be hosting an event to launch the “Border towns and spaces of (in)visibility: A Study of young people on the move in the border towns of Chipata and Katete, Zambia”. This event comes as part of a series of 2024 events to celebrate 10 years of SIHMA’s existence and research on human mobility with the aim to bridge the gap between academia and practice by informing programmes,... Research.PNG

April Press Review

Apr 04, 2024
Categories: news press review

International Conflict Drives Displacement Amidst Rising Climate Shocks: New Africa Migration Report  IOM, 26 March 2024 Conflict and violence remain the main drivers of displacement and movements in sub-Saharan Africa in 2022, exacerbated by increasing climate shocks and hazards, according to a new report launched today by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the African Union Commission (AUC).   The report, which is the second edition of the Africa Migration Report,...

Decolonization of Education and Research on Migration (DERM)

Apr 02, 2024
Categories: Event

On the 27th of March, the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa attended a seminar at the University of the Western Cape. The focus of the event was for community organisations to share with the international scholars the work they do so that they can network with the scholars who will then link them with similar community projects in countries like Brazil, Chile, Pakistan, Tunisia, India, etc. This was...

Can a film make a difference?

Mar 26, 2024
Categories: narrative of migration Refugees

I would argue that the films that are made reflect the focus and spirit of the time in which they are made. There seems to be an uncomfortable parallel between what is news and what becomes entertainment. Consider that so many recent films interrogate the complex horrors of war, even as war plays out on so many of fronts. Consider that so many migrants become the ghastly statistics reported on the news. Somehow, we hope that deft filmmakers...

Human Rights: Rights for all

Mar 19, 2024
Categories: human rights

Human Rights Day is a national day that is observed annually on 21 March to remind South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa. One principal document that enshrines and protects the rights of people living in South Africa including migrants, asylum seekers and refugees is the South African Constitution. The rights are provided for in Chapter 2 of the Constitution called the Bill...

Labour-related experiences of migrants and refugees in South Africa

Mar 12, 2024
Categories: Migration in Africa Refugees Research Project

Migration continues to be one of the persistent issues globally with large numbers of people migrating everyday for various reasons. Of the drivers of migration, the need for better economic opportunities remains one of the major drives. Even if a person is pushed to migrate because of other factors such as war, to ensure sustainability and integration one needs to have a livelihood strategy mostly through employment or business. However, the rights of migrant workers continue to... BL.PNG