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25th Anniversary of Saint John Baptist Scalabrini's Beautification

Nov 01, 2022
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November 9th, 2022 marks the 25-year anniversary of the beatification of John Baptist Scalabrini. On the same day in 1997, there was a Feast of Dedication where he was honoured and proclaimed “Blessed” Bishop John Baptist Scalabrini. Beatification, in the Roman Catholic Church, is the second stage out of three in the process of canonization. Through the beatification process, a person that has passed is declared “Blessed” and is recognized to have lived a holy life. The...[13430].jpg

Ethics as a Moral Duty: Proposing an Integrated Ethics Framework for Migration Research

Oct 25, 2022
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Photo by Windows on Unsplash   Dr Lena Opfermann, a Senior Lecturer in Applied Social Studies at the University of Bedfordshire, recently published an article that looks at ethics as a moral duty. In the article, she discusses different forms of ethics applicable to migration and social research, and proposed an integrated ethics framework. The abstract reads as follows: “This article interrogates the assumptions and moral values underlying social research ethics frameworks and practices...


Oct 11, 2022
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In St. Peter’s Basilica during the Ordinary Consistory, Pope Francis announced the date on which the Bishop of Piacenza, founder of the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo and the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo Scalabrinians and inspirer of the Scalabrini Secular Missionaries, will be canonized. On October 9 Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini was proclaimed a saint.  Born in Fino Mornasco in the province of Como in 1839, Scalabrini is still today a gift to the...

Welcome on board to our new Remote Intern

Oct 04, 2022
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Please join us in extending a warm welcome to our new remote intern, Abby Theut, from Michigan State University! As an Admin and Comms intern, Abby will be collaborating with our Cape Town office to effectively manage our social media pages as well as the Blog posts.  She joins the SIHMA team for the next 2 months and we hope that through her internship and engaging in the dissemination of migration-related research, she'll be more knowlegable about human mobility and... Theut.jpeg

Heritage Day 2022

Sep 27, 2022
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Photo by James Wiseman on Unsplash South Africa celebrates Heritage Day on September 24, annually. This day recognises and celebrates the different cultures that make up the South African Rainbow Nation. Due to colonisation, and the migration of slaves, South Africa has become a country with many cultures and ethnicities. On this day all ethnicities, cultures, races and identities are celebrated and embraced equally. It is celebrated to promote social cohesion. You will often find people wearing traditional...

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

Sep 20, 2022
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A research opportunity allowed Prajna Naidoo 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, in pursuit of her degree. Below are the preliminary results of her research:  Introduction and Purpose: Reviewing the Small Business Development course curriculum, grant application process, mentorship strategies, and digital literacy course has given this...