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January Press Review


Jan 04, 2024
Categories: Migration in Africa news press review

International Everything politicians tell you about immigration is wrong. This is how it actually works The Guardian, 29 December 2023 The article challenges the perception of an accelerating global migration crisis, emphasizing that international migrants constitute only about 3% of the world population, with a stable percentage over the past 50 years. It argues that poverty is not the primary driver of migration, as evidence shows that migration increases as poor countries become richer. The piece highlights that labor demand,...

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The White Paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection: Towards a Complete Overhaul of Migration Protection


Nov 21, 2023
Categories: Migration Policies news

Photo byJacques Nel on Unsplash On 10 November 2023, the Department of Home Affairs, South Africa published “The White Paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection: Towards a Complete Overhaul of Migration Protection”.  This follows after the decision to embark on drafting of the new law which addresses the citizenship, immigration and refugee protection needs in the country. The White Paper has been published in the Government Gazette No. 49661 on 10 November 2023. The public and different...

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November Press Review


Nov 02, 2023
Categories: news

International There are no better experts on refugees than refugees: Nhial Deng on why politicians need to listen The Guardian, 9 October 2023 That day was the start of an incredible journey for Deng, which culminated in him receiving a prestigious prize during the United Nations general assembly last month that recognised his work over the past 14 years in helping other refugees. Deng was born in Ethiopia, where his...

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October Press Review


Oct 05, 2023
Categories: news

Image by Elias from Pixaby   South Sudan: Refugees fleeing the war in Sudan at risk of hunger - WFP

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Roxie Richner's Reflection of the Internship at SIHMA


Aug 14, 2023
Categories: news

My name is Roxie Richner and I’m an undergraduate at Michigan State University in the United States, studying Social Relations and Public Policy. I have several years of prior work experience at human rights NGOs, political campaigns, and advocacy groups. After earning my BA, I intend to pursue a second degree in law, social work, or public policy. I’ve had the pleasure of interning at the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) in Cape Town from the...

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Nelson Mandela Day 2023


Jul 18, 2023
Categories: news

Photo by Ashim D’Silva on Unsplash Each year, Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated on 18 July, celebrating the life and legacy of former President Nelson Mandela. Its purpose is to commemorate Mandela’s commitment to human rights on his day of birth and encourage people to take action to inspire change across the globe. The event originated in 2009, following a resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). It was inspired by calls by Mandela to...

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