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Press Review September 2020


Oct 08, 2020
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE   Costly protection: Corruption in South Africa’s asylum-seeking system Lawyers for Human Rights, Scalabrini Centre & Corruption Watch – 17 September 2020 Lawyers for Human Rights, the Scalabrini Centre and Corruption Watch published a report tackling the issue of corruption in South Africa’s asylum system. Their reports, titled “Costly protection: corruption in South Africa’s asylum-seeking system”, highlights systemic governance weaknesses in South African Department of Home Affairs resulting in widespread...

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Covid-19, tourism and migration in Africa


Oct 06, 2020
Categories: news

Covid-19 has forced countries all over the world to impose travel restrictions and social distancing measures, leading to the shutdown of hospitality and tourism operations with the consequences of drastically reducing migration and tourism worldwide. The South African Department of Tourism annually runs a Tourism Month campaign in the month of September, culminating with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) World Tourism Day on September 27th, making it a good time for SIHMA to address the impact...

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World Day for Migrants and Refugees – Forced like Jesus Christ to Flee


Sep 29, 2020
Categories: news

16 Sunday, September 27th is the 106th World Day for Migrants and Refugees. On this day, the Vatican invites the world to look at migrants and refugees’ plight and highlights the role of the Church in their protection. This year, Pope Francis dedicated the day to the pastoral care of internally displaced persons with the message “Forced like Jesus Christ to flee. Welcoming, protecting, promoting...

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Heritage Day and Migrants’ History in South Africa - Interview with Dezz van Niekerk (Part 2)


Sep 24, 2020
Categories: news

Happy Heritage Day! On September 24th, South Africa celebrates Heritage Day! Through events all over the country, this day recognises, celebrates, and remembers the cultural diversity and heritage of all people in South African society. Heritage Day is a celebration that is quite specific to South Africa. Only a few countries around the world celebrate their cultural heritage and traditions in a national celebration, mainly in the Americas and the Caribbean – such as National Heritage Day in Turks...

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Webinar - 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (Internally Displaced Persons)


Sep 23, 2020
Categories: Event

The South Africa Catholic Bishop's Conference (SACBC), Migrants and Refugees Office, CPLO and Society of Jesus in South Africa organized a Webinar meeting on October 1st. The objective of this Webinar is to celebrate and commemorate the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees in the Church, and the webinar is addressed to any person that is committed to the Ministry of Migrants and Refugees. The SACBC Admin Board has also decided that Migrants & Refugees Day...

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Migrants’ History and Heritage in South Africa – Interview with Dezz van Niekerk (Part 1)


Sep 22, 2020
Categories: news

To celebrate and commemorate Heritage Day on September 24th, SIHMA interviewed Dezz van Niekerk – life coach, mentor, writer, popular educator, and specialized counsellor – and asked him about his thoughts on the history of migration and internal displacement in South Africa and how these are considered in contemporary society, especially when celebrating South African culture and heritage on Heritage Day. Dezz was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa in the 1970s and 1980s,...

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