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Heritage Day 2019

Sep 24, 2019
Categories: Event

On the 24th of September South Africa remembers and celebrates its cultural, language and tradition heritage. On this day, all South Africans are encouraged to celebrate their cultural traditions within the great diversity of cultures, religions, beliefs and traditions that make up the country. The “rainbow nation” is a proof that many racial groups, cultures and languages can live together building up the national identity. On the occasion, the President Cyril Ramaphosa...

The African Regional Child Trauma Conference

Sep 10, 2019
Categories: Event

Re-rooting Africa: Africa’s Routes to preventing & responding to child abuse, violence, & neglect From the 18th to the 21st of August the Cape Town City Hall saw the coming together of government representatives, psychologists, social workers, researchers, practitioners from child and youth development field come together and share best practices and knowledge concerning building effective strategies and implement impactful interventions to counter the ongoing rights violation against children. The Scalabrini Centre...

Magazines’ alert about Afrophobia in South Africa

Sep 09, 2019
Categories: news Migration in Africa

In the May issue of New African Magazine, in the overview of burning issues in the continent, two articles are dedicated to the topic of Afrophobia in South Africa. The sensitive question ‘Why do Africans hate each other?’ is posed. The incidents and intensity of violence against new immigrants in South Africa seems to be increasing. Sadly, it has become a reality of urban poverty that groups of poor black people attack...

Press Review August 2019

Sep 05, 2019

NATIONAL COVERAGE   Foreigners protest at Joburg Court, want arrested migrants released from custody 12 August 2019 Foreign nationals protested outside the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, calling for the release of others migrants who were arrested following raids in the CBD. The foreigners were arrested after being unable to produce documents proving that they were in the country legally and allegations that they were being being...

Technical Workshop to Review the AU Training Curriculum on Migration Governance

Aug 27, 2019
Categories: Event Migration in Africa

From 17 to 19 July 2019, the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa, SIHMA, was invited to the workshop organized by the African Union in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, to define the training programme for governments and public administration officials of different countries managing the complex phenomenon of migration. Other stakeholders at the workshop were the most important study centres and universities on the African continent, with expertise in migration, especially...

Workshop on Advocacy and Development with Misean Cara

Aug 20, 2019

An interesting Workshop on Effective Development and Advocacy for System Strengthening took place at the Schoenstatt Retreat and Conference Centre, Constantia, Cape Town on 13th August 2019, organised by Misean Cara. Misean Cara is an international and Irish faith-based missionary movement working with some of the most marginalised and vulnerable communities in developing countries. As part of their strategy to enable sharing of best practice, networking and collaboration, they invited different stakeholders...