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Roxie Richner's Reflection of the Internship at SIHMA

Aug 14, 2023
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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...

Nelson Mandela Day 2023

Jul 18, 2023
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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...

Legal Stay Granted for Zimbabwean Migrants

Jul 04, 2023
Categories: Articles Migration Policies news

Photo by Cytonn Photography on Unsplash On June 28th, the Pretoria High Court declared that the Minister of DHA’s decision to terminate the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) was “unlawful and unconstitutional.” The first exemption permit for Zimbabweans was established by South Africa in 2009 as the Dispensation of Zimbabwean Permit (DZP) to assist those fleeing political and economic instability (Mhaka, 2023). The permit was eventually reissued as the Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Permit (ZSP) and finally as the Zimbabwe...

Africa Day 2023

May 30, 2023
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Photo by Ian Scheneider on Unsplash   Africa Day falls on 25th May each year, with celebration events to mark the day around the country. Africa Day was established by the African Union and aims to celebrate African diversity and success and the cultural and economic potential of the continent. In Ireland, events to mark Africa Day are supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Government’s programme for overseas development. When the Organisation of...

Health Access for Non-South African Nationals

May 02, 2023
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Prepared by Vhuthuhawe Ramatsitsi  Photo  by Owen Beard on Unsplash The rights of non-nationals to access the South African healthcare system is a complex matter. There is a clash between policies/laws and the actual implementation on the ground.  The South African healthcare system struggles to provide sufficient medical care to any person, regardless of their nationality or status (Maphumulo & Bhengu, 2019). Although this is a fact, the government strives to provide health care access to people in South Africa,...

FILM Screening Events for Migrant and Refugees

Apr 18, 2023
Categories: news Event

  SIHMA in collaboration with the SCCT and the St John Parish in Maitland will be conducting  a series of film screening events with migrants and refugees. The films that are part of the work by STEPS, a Cape Town-based non-profit media company that works in the documentary space in Africa, connects filmmakers, broadcasters, funders and community-based organizations using documentary films as a tool for social change. The films that are going to be screened are part of... 7.PNG