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May 2021 - Press Review


Jun 10, 2021
Categories: press review

National Coverage   Victory for refugees after High Court orders reopening of home affairs reception office News24 – 19/05/2021 Acting Judge Alma de Wet found the Department of Home Affairs in violation of a Supreme Court of Appeal judgement in an order issued on Tuesday. The Scalabrini Centre and the Somali Association for South Africa were represented by the Legal Resource Centre (LRC), which took the case to court. There has been on ongoing...

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New interns 2021 in the team


Jun 08, 2021
Categories: news

SIHMA has the pleasure to welcome three new members in the team, two remote interns from United States, April Noelle, Mary Cascarelli who started to collaborate from the 31st of May until the 23rd of July and an in person intern from Norway, Victoria Jensen, who joined the team from the 14th of June for six month. The interns will be engaged in research and communications, to fulfil SIHMA’s mission ‘to conduct and disseminate research that contributes to...

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Scalabrini Celebration and Commemoration of June 1st


Jun 01, 2021
Categories: news

  On 1 June Scalabrini Organisations across the world together with the broader global community celebrate and commemorate the Feast of Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini.  At the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town on 1 June 2021, all staff and volunteers from that Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town and from the SIHMA gathered to celebrate and reflect on...

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UCT Lecture on Refugee Law


May 31, 2021
Categories: Event

SIHMA’s Progect Manager, James Chapman gave a interesting lecture to the students of the University of Cape Town (UCT).  The lecture was virtual and during a morning session on the 21st of May 2021 and the topic of the talk was the Refugee Law. The discussion was well participated and received very good feedback from the students.  We believe that teaching and training are essential for ensuring migrants access to and knowledge...

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April 2021 - Press Review


May 26, 2021
Categories: press review

National Coverage   No such thing as refugee camps in SA, says Motsoaledi More than 100 refugees have been helped by the UN to return to their home country, according to Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. While the UN had offered to repatriate those who wanted to return to their countries, the Minister said that he had received word two hours before the briefing that 121 of those protesting in the Mother...

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Maita's Internship at SIHMA


May 25, 2021
Categories: news

My name is Maita Deborah Jena. I am 20 years old. I was born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe and I am a second-year student at the University of Middlesex (Mauritius Branch Campus). I am currently working towards obtaining a LLB Law degree with International Relations. I worked for SIHMA as an intern beginning in January 2021 and completing it in June. I found SIHMA through a third party organisation and was very...

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