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Female Migration and Gender-Based Violence

Aug 23, 2022
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Gender-based violence is a growing social concern within most societies, and women are mostly the victims. With the growing feminization of migration, women migrants are at a higher risk of experiencing GBV. Migration and gender are two aspects that interact and impact one another. Depending on their unique features and circumstances, migrants may experience both positive and negative outcomes from migration. Similarly, a person's gender affects how they experience migration, including the dangers and vulnerabilities associated with their journey....

July 2022 - Press Review

Aug 04, 2022
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Photo by Filip Mishevski  on Unsplash National Coverage South Africa: UN experts condemn xenophobic violence and racial discrimination against foreign nations OHCHR, 15 July 2022 The United Nations condemned reports of increasing violence against foreign nationals in South Africa and called for the government to be more accountable against the xenophobic, racist, and hate-inspired speech that impact the...

Tracing the border in the city: Exploring migration and the urban borders of Cape Town

Aug 02, 2022
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The Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) and the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town (SCCT) are hosting Corey Johnson, a doctoral Candidate at the University of Cape Town during 2022, as he conducts his doctoral research on migration and urban borders within the city of Cape Town. His research builds on recent scholarship that has sought to push beyond the notion of borders as clear lines of demarcation and separation, statically fixed to the territorial edges of...

Where do we go from here? Uncovering the story behind ZEP Cancellation

Jul 26, 2022
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Dreams shattered. Chaos. Confusion. Incessant fear. These are some of the emotions Zimbabweans living in South Africa are feeling right now after the Department of Home Affair’s decision to end the renewal of Zimbabwean Exemption Permits. From January 1, 2023, thousands of Zimbabweans and their children will no longer be able to reside, work, or attend school in South Africa on a legal basis.  In this short article, SIHMA delves deep into some of the issues surrounding the DHA’s...

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

Jul 12, 2022
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A research opportunity facilitated by the George Washington University’s Dean’s Scholars Program allowed me 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. Sitting in as a panelist for the business development grant application process, reviewing its course curriculum, mentoring small business entrepreneurs, and teaching digital literacy skills to individuals seeking to promote their job readiness has given...

Meet Our New Interns

Jul 05, 2022
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On the 14th of June the SIHMA team bid our remote intern, Christine, farewell as her internship had come to an end. Christine had been managing our social media posts since March, and she will be greatly missed. Luckily for us, we had two new interns join us in office on the 31st May, to make the transition easier. Brilliant and Nathan have been with us for just under a month now, and have both acclimatized well. Although Brilliant has...