Blog On The Move

Advocates’ Migration Brief - Litigation in respect of Undocumented Children

Aug 31, 2021
Categories: news

SIHMA’s research paper series entitled the Advocates’ Migration Brief sees its third iteration as the series addresses recent judicial decisions relating to people on the move from the perspective of Court Advocates. The third article in the series is entitled “Litigation in respect of Undocumented Children” and is an interesting read on the hardship undocumented children are experiencing in South Africa [1]. It is estimated that the country is home to almost 1 million undocumented children [5]. Many... in respect of Undocumented Children ONLINE.jpg

The Real Migration Gallery

Aug 26, 2021
Categories: news

Harmful and dehumanizing narratives on migration in media are contributing to maintaining a negative perception of migrants in society. The Real Migration Gallery was compiled by the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town [1] to move away from these perceptions by sharing realistic photos of people with migrant, refugee, or asylum status. All the photos have been shot pro bono by photographers who wanted to contribute to this cause. Journalists and editors are welcome to use these royalty-free...

Kouakou Hervé N’dri’s Story and LISAD Organization in Côte d’Ivoire

Aug 24, 2021
Categories: news

In recent months SIHMA came across the story of Kouakou Hervé N’dri. This was thanks to the Professor Ljuba Scuderi, an expert in the Mediterranean migration dynamics who put, Hervé in contact with our organization and with SIHMA’s Executive Director, Fr. Filippo Ferraro.  Hervé is a survivor of trafficking and a returnee to his home country of Côte d’Ivoire. He together with other Ivorians who experienced the same, decided to found an Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Organisation to...

Civil Society Action Committee Webinar on Climate Change and Migration

Aug 17, 2021
Categories: Event

SIHMA attended the second round, second webinar on Climate Change and Migration in the People’s Migration Challenge webinar series, hosted by the Civil Society Action Committee in 2021.  Webinar Host and Partners The Civil Society Action Committee which is a ‘global platform for civil society engagement on migration policy and governance’ [1] held a series of about People’s Migration Challenge webinars in this round [2]. Civil Society Action Committee’s membership includes organisations working with migration and refugees. The Committees members... image for Climate change Webinar 29 June 2021.jpg

The Exclusion of Migrant Women in Africa: Access to Safety and Security

Aug 10, 2021
Categories: news

This article is the latest and final contribution to the series about the exclusion of migrant women in Africa. Through the article, we will examine the difficulties women on the move experience to be safe and secure. As mentioned in our previous articles, migrant women often go through many hardships regarding access to health care, housing, education, identification documentation, and the labour market [i, ii, iii, iv and v]. Even though these topics have been well covered previously...

July 2021 - Press Review

Aug 05, 2021
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE   Back to zero for uninsured migrant businesses caught in the lootingTimes Live - 30/07/2021 Recently, widespread looting and violence engulfed parts of South Africa a few days after the incarceration of former President Jacob Zuma in parts of Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng. It is estimated that the damage will amount to between 10 and 20 billion rands. Unlike the previous looting, which took place in 2017, and 2019 targeting...