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A Journalist’s Guide Report on Migration in South Africa

Apr 23, 2019
Categories: Discussion

The Journalist’s Guide Report on Migration Issues in South Africa is a must-have for anyone interested in journalism. Edited by organizations such as Scalabrini Center, African Centre for Migration and Society, Sonke Gender Justice, Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in SA and many others, the guide aims to provide a reliable resource covering the main problems related to migration issues in South Africa. Besides valuable information, the guide also suggests an ethical way of writing for journalists, editors, and media...

Press Review March 2019

Apr 04, 2019
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE South Africa’s Archbishop Buti challenges consciences with his Lenten message 2 March 2019 The Archbishop of Johannesburg, Buti Joseph Tlhagale, in his Lenten message, has made a passionate appeal to the faithful of the Archdiocese and to South Africans, in general, to become more welcoming of strangers. He proposes that during the Season of Lent, the words of Scripture, “I was a stranger, and you made me welcome,” found...

‘Denied Access’ – Movie Screening

Mar 26, 2019
Categories: Discussion

On the 19th of March, a documentary screening was held at Scalabrini Centre, showing the movie ‘Denied Access’. The documentary, launched by the Jesuit Institute South Africa (JI) in December 2018, discusses forced migration in South Africa. The movie is sponsored by the Society of Jesus in South Africa and JI, as part of their joint social agenda. At the screening at Scalabrini Centre were also present one of the makers of the movie, Ricardo Da Silva, and...

SACBC Workgroup on Migrants and Refugees

Mar 19, 2019

In 2018, the Workgroup’s meeting, organized by the South Africa Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) Office for Migrants and Refugees, took place in Johannesburg on the 20th of February and the 17th of September. Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees within the conference territory is coordinated by a multidisciplinary Team, including SIHMA, Jesuit Refugee Service, Caritas, The Catholic Parliamentary Office, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Directors of Pastoral care of South African Dioces and various refugee consortiums. The... & Ref National meeting 2019.jpg

Press Review February 2019

Mar 07, 2019
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE South Africans are not welcoming to foreign nationals, summit hears 20 February 2019 JOHANNESBURG – The South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on Tuesday held a summit at the Constitution Hill to explore if South Africans were welcoming to refugees as stipulated in the White Paper. South Africa’s asylum and refugee system is under...

Birth Certificate and Access to Education – Round Table

Mar 05, 2019

On the 27th of February, this Round Table provided many people and organisations working with undocumented minors residing in South Africa with the opportunity to share about their situation and their Constitutional right to education. Unfortunately, we assist too many cases of children who have been refused permission to attend schools because they do not have a birth certificate. This Round Table, which was co-hosted between SIHMA and CPLO and funded by CEI, was addressed by Ms Sindi...