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Press Review August 2020

Sep 03, 2020
Categories: press review

NATIONAL  COVERAGE   South Africa’s Border Management Authority dream could be a nightmare Institute for Security Studies – 11 August 2020 South Africa passed a new Border Management Authority (BMA) Act, intended to improve efficiencies by providing a single authority to oversee all aspects of the border environment. Border control was previously tasked between seven different government departments. In the effort to centralize responsibility, concerns of poor management, abuse, and...

Stateless of Migrant Children in South Africa and the Impact and Opportunity for Social Workers

Sep 01, 2020
Categories: news

Statelessness is an increasing phenomenon around the world and particularly on the African continent. At SIMHA, we are active in promoting research and awareness on statelessness in South Africa and beyond. In our latest edition of the African Human Mobility Review Journal, in a joint effort with the University of Western Cape, SIHMA published Ajwang Warria’s research paper titled “Stateless Transnational Migrant Children in South Africa: Implications and Opportunities for Social Work”1. This is the first time that...

From Here – Recent developments in Citizenship + Statelessness provisions in South African law.

Aug 28, 2020
Categories: Event

The Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) together with the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town organized an online seminar on Citizenship on Friday, 28th of August 2020.  The Title of the webinar is: From Here – Recent developments in Citizenship + Statelessness provisions in South African law. Speakers of the event are: Liesl Muller, an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and an expert in statelessness and nationality law. Liesl is also a founding member of the Southern African... Seminar (1).jpg

The impact of Covid-19 on women and their businesses

Aug 27, 2020
Categories: Event

The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is profoundly affecting business, small and micro businesses in particular, many of which are owned and run by women. In addition, women have carried the burden of increased unpaid work: home schooling children following the closure of schools as well as caring for elderly and at-risk family members. Many women have struggled to access the financial support initiatives introduced by the government. These issues will make it...


Aug 25, 2020
Categories: Event

On the 29th of July, SIHMA hosted a webinar organized by The Future of Work, Labour after Laudato Si (FOWLS) global initiative and the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) and the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA). The organisers partnered with the East Cape Agricultural Research Project (ECARP), the Centre for Research and Action for Peace (CERAP) and UNIAPAC AFRICA The webinar was addressed to religious leaders and organizations, NGOs, civil society organizations, and...

Remote internship experiences

Aug 18, 2020
Categories: news

In responding to this peculiar moment during the Covid-19 pandemic, SIHMA’s team has been working remotely since the lockdown started in South Africa. SIHMA managed to face the quarantine time by starting virtual collaborations and giving the opportunity to students to be part of SIHMA though remote internships and volunteering experiences. In the last few months Felipa Schmidt joined the team, working from Germany from May for three months, Jeremiah Masaya started in August and is currently working... 2020-07-30 alle 15.17.54.png