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July 2022 - Press Review

Aug 04, 2022
Categories: news press review

Photo by Filip Mishevski  on Unsplash National Coverage South Africa: UN experts condemn xenophobic violence and racial discrimination against foreign nations OHCHR, 15 July 2022 The United Nations condemned reports of increasing violence against foreign nationals in South Africa and called for the government to be more accountable against the xenophobic, racist, and hate-inspired speech that impact the...

Tracing the border in the city: Exploring migration and the urban borders of Cape Town

Aug 02, 2022
Categories: news Research Research Project Research Projects SCCT SIHMA

The Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) and the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town (SCCT) are hosting Corey Johnson, a doctoral Candidate at the University of Cape Town during 2022, as he conducts his doctoral research on migration and urban borders within the city of Cape Town. His research builds on recent scholarship that has sought to push beyond the notion of borders as clear lines of demarcation and separation, statically fixed to the territorial edges of...

Where do we go from here? Uncovering the story behind ZEP Cancellation

Jul 26, 2022
Categories: news

Dreams shattered. Chaos. Confusion. Incessant fear. These are some of the emotions Zimbabweans living in South Africa are feeling right now after the Department of Home Affair’s decision to end the renewal of Zimbabwean Exemption Permits. From January 1, 2023, thousands of Zimbabweans and their children will no longer be able to reside, work, or attend school in South Africa on a legal basis.  In this short article, SIHMA delves deep into some of the issues surrounding the DHA’s...


Jul 19, 2022
Categories: Event

The Johannesburg Legal Office of Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa cordially invites all counter-human trafficking stakeholders, non-profit organizations, government departments and academics to a webinar on “The Legal Challenges of Human Trafficking Survivors”.  The webinar will consist of a panel of speakers who are very close to human trafficking or work in counter-human trafficking. Our panel speakers will consist of Ms Nokwazi Memela, a counter-human trafficking activist who also survived human trafficking herself, will share... Image 2022-07-20 at 11.53.31 AM.jpeg

Exploring Small Business Development using the Area Sector Analysis Process (ASAP)

Jul 12, 2022
Categories: news

A research opportunity facilitated by the George Washington University’s Dean’s Scholars Program allowed me to pursue an experience as an intern at the Scalabrini Center in Cape Town (SCCT) to understand the inner workings of the Employment Access Business Development Program and its clients. Sitting in as a panelist for the business development grant application process, reviewing its course curriculum, mentoring small business entrepreneurs, and teaching digital literacy skills to individuals seeking to promote their job readiness has given...

June 2022 - Press Review

Jul 07, 2022
Categories: press review

National Coverage Vigilantes and violence have migrants in South Africa scared for their lives The Washington Post, June 5, 2022 Those involved in the operation claim that the Zulu word "dudula" means "to push back." The official unemployment rate was around 35% in the first quarter of this year, according to government statistics. The astounding 42 percent rate of unemployment among employees between the ages of 25 and 34 is...