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Press Review September 2022


Oct 06, 2022
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Photo by Alla Hetman on Unsplash NATIONAL: South Africa Extends Zimbabwe Special Permits by Six Months 02/09/2022 South Africa has granted a six-month extension for special permits, lasting until June of 2023. However, South Africa intends to end most special permits for foreigners in order to manage an increase of economic migrants. There has been an influx of migrants due to people seeking better economic opportunities, but this has led to resentment amongst locals due to the increased...

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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...

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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...

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June 2022 - Press Review


Jul 07, 2022
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National Coverage Vigilantes and violence have migrants in South Africa scared for their lives The Washington Post, June 5, 2022 Those involved in the operation claim that the Zulu word "dudula" means "to push back." The official unemployment rate was around 35% in the first quarter of this year, according to government statistics. The astounding 42 percent rate of unemployment among employees between the ages of 25 and 34 is...

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May 2022 - Press Review


Jun 09, 2022
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National Coverage ‘Fix the economy’ - warns institute amid study showing high number of South African want to emigrate IOL, 13 May 2022 The Inclusive Society Institute performed a study that revealed that South Africans are not emigrating from the country due to “hatred of their country” but rather due to economic outlook in other nations and the poor outlook of the economic status in South Africa. The...

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April 2022 - Press Review


May 26, 2022
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NATIONAL COVERAGE   Asylum seeker’s bribery case highlights plight of refugees Eye Witness News, 04 April 2022 As the head of Advocacy of Scalabrini Center James Chapman highlighted, refugees and asylum seekers should not be mislabelled with unfavourable terms, considering that it only helps rising the already existent xenophobic rhetoric. Read the full article at: https://ewn.co.za/2022/04/05/asylum-seeker-s-bribery-case-highlights-plight-of-refugees

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