SIHMA | Scalabrini Institute For Human Mobility In Africa

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Press Review December 2022

Jan 05, 2023
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National: Postcard from: an immigrant’s tale Chatham House, 02 December 2022 Mistrust of immigrants is common. According to a 2019 Ipsos poll, about half of the people questioned in areas with high immigrant populations thought them ‘dishonest’. This xenophobia appears to be driven by pernicious myths about immigrants. Many also believed that migrants were taking jobs from locals. In fact, World Bank figures show each migrant worker creates about two jobs for locals. There are similar misapprehensions about immigrants being... by Mattias Diesel on Unsplash.jpg

Africa Unite Policy Conference on Migration – 01 December to 02 December 2022.

Dec 13, 2022
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On 1 December 2022, the Southern Africa Migration Network (SAMIN) will hold a regional conference, in partnership with the WITS Mining Institute (WMI) on the importance of promoting evidence-based and people-centred migration policies in contemporary South Africa. This was done through an analysis of mobility-related vulnerabilities, causes, challenges and opportunities. The Southern African Migration Network (SAMIN) is a forum that is made up of a multitude of academia, refugee and migrant rights organisations as well as human rights...

Press Review November 2022

Dec 08, 2022
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National: Kenyans’ visa-free stay in S. Africa comes with costs if one overstays The East African, 10 November 2022 The presidents of South Africa and Kenya resolved a long-standing visa dispute which will now allow Kenyans to visit South Africa visa-free for up to 90 days in a calendar year. South Africans already get free visas on arrival in Kenya, while Kenyans were charged and required to provide proof of sufficient funds...

Climate Migration as an African and Global Issue

Nov 29, 2022
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  Climate change has been a driving factor in human migration for centuries, causing large populations to move to different parts of the globe. However, as the climate crisis has become increasingly prevalent in the last few decades, there is expected to be an increase in climate migration. In 2022 alone, nearly 100 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes, mostly due to climate disasters rather than human conflicts [1]. There are many different...

SIHMA Board Change

Nov 15, 2022
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On the 1st of September 2022, SIHMA had a change in their Board of Trustee structure. Fr Gerardo Garcia, who has served as Chairperson of the board since 2014 when the organisation was established in Cape Town, stepped down as both chairperson and board member. The Board has welcomed Fr Eduardo Gabriel as the replacing board member and chairperson. Fr Eduardo is a Missionary of St Charles. He was born in Piracicaba, in São Paulo province,... Gabriel OK.jpeg

Press Review October 2022

Nov 10, 2022
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Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash NATIONAL: Hamba kahle, South Africa 01/10/2022 Results of a survey released by infoQuest/TrendER this week indicated that 5% of employed South Africans had applied for residency in another country and would be emigrating soon. Another 14% had seriously considered emigrating and had made enquiries or submitted applications. New SA residents, mainly from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, view South Africa as their playground because of...