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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...

Climate Change and Migration in Africa

Sep 13, 2022
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Photo by Li-An Lim on Unsplash Whereas migration is inherently defined by borders, climate change, and its impact materialize without respect for borders. Climate change is defined by the intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as any change in climate over time, whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activity. However, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) intricately links climate change to human activity. The UNFCCC defines climate change as the change of...

August 2022 - Press Review

Sep 08, 2022
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Photo by Hatice Yardim on Unslpash NATIONAL: Local Church to Foster Migrants, Refugees’ Dignity: Religious Superior Visiting S. Africa 12/08/2022 On a canonical visit to South Africa, the Superior General of the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles (Scalabrinians) stated that it is the Church’s responsibility, as well as everyone else, to welcome refugees and migrants by protecting them and promoting their dignity. The Superior General also praised the Southern African Catholic...