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October Press Review


Nov 05, 2020
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE   Cape Town refugee crisis far from over amid government squabbles Times Live – 22 October 2020 In October 2019, refugees and asylum seekers started occupying Greenmarket Square in central Cape Town to protest against xenophobia. A year later, the crisis is far from over as neither the city nor the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is taking responsibility to find durable solutions for the protesters. Since the beginning of...

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The Role Foreign Traders Play In Our Township Economies


Nov 03, 2020
Categories: Event

Dr Vanya Gastrow, one of the authors of our pubblication Manufactury Illegality, will give her speach in the virtual disccusion that CPLO organized on the topic of the role of foreign traders on the township economies. Vanya Gastrow researched the role spaza shops in several townships in the Western Cape played in the economies of these townships.  

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Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative (CIII) Conference


Nov 03, 2020
Categories: Event

Father Filippo (1) was one of the panellists at a simultaneous session hosted by the Centre for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) and the University of Notre Dame, entitled “Addressing the Legal Obstacles to Immigrant Integration, Protection and Defence”. The simultaneous sessions were a part of the annual conference hosted by CMS’s Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative (2). The CIII conference was held virtually for the first time and was from October 1st – October 2nd and was...

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A New Time and New Things Are Happening at SIHMA


Oct 27, 2020
Categories: news

New exciting things are happening at SIHMA, as well as new publications to look out for. Last week we received a new Capetownian volunteer, Christine Lalor, who will collaborate with SIHMA for three months, from October to December 2020. She will give her contribution in one of our ongoing research projects and she will provide support with our communications portfolio. Christine joins us part-time in office and part-time working remotely, adding to our team of interns working in...

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A Comparison Between South African and United States’ Immigration Policy


Oct 20, 2020
Categories: news

  Comparison and Path to Permanent Residency:   Acquiring permanent residence in a country other than your birth country comes with trials and tribulations. As of 2019, the number of international migrants stood at approximately 272 million, making up 3.5 percent of the world’s population (1). In South Africa, the number of international migrants stands at approximately 4.2 million, and South Africa is the country with the largest number of international migrants on the...

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The Exclusion of Migrant Women in Africa | Access to the Labour Market


Oct 13, 2020
Categories: news

  About the blog series Studies show that intra African female migration is a growing phenomenon in recent years as more and more women migrate (1). For instance, since 1994, South Africa has received an influx of migrant women from various parts of Sub-Saharan Africa (2) and the proportion of female migrants in Sub-Saharan African has risen from 46.4 in 2005 to 47.5% in 2019 (3). Migrant women represent a particularly disadvantaged group: gender, ethnicity and racial discrimination...

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