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July 2021 - Press Review

Aug 05, 2021
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE   Back to zero for uninsured migrant businesses caught in the lootingTimes Live - 30/07/2021 Recently, widespread looting and violence engulfed parts of South Africa a few days after the incarceration of former President Jacob Zuma in parts of Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng. It is estimated that the damage will amount to between 10 and 20 billion rands. Unlike the previous looting, which took place in 2017, and 2019 targeting...

June 2021 - Press Review

Jul 08, 2021
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National Coverage   South Africa’s patchwork treatment of refugees and asylum seekers shows much to be done to ensure human rights for all Daily Maverick- 17/06/2021 Although the laws and policies in South Africa that apply to refugees and asylum seekers are more progressive than others, there is still a lot to be done regarding their rights. In South Africa, what qualifies a refugee is taken from... Review June 2021.png

May 2021 - Press Review

Jun 10, 2021
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National Coverage   Victory for refugees after High Court orders reopening of home affairs reception office News24 – 19/05/2021 Acting Judge Alma de Wet found the Department of Home Affairs in violation of a Supreme Court of Appeal judgement in an order issued on Tuesday. The Scalabrini Centre and the Somali Association for South Africa were represented by the Legal Resource Centre (LRC), which took the case to court. There has been on ongoing...

April 2021 - Press Review

May 26, 2021
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National Coverage   No such thing as refugee camps in SA, says Motsoaledi More than 100 refugees have been helped by the UN to return to their home country, according to Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. While the UN had offered to repatriate those who wanted to return to their countries, the Minister said that he had received word two hours before the briefing that 121 of those protesting in the Mother...

March 2021 - Press Review

Apr 15, 2021
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  National Coverage   Issues around migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa are politicised, say experts. Daily Maverick – 29 March 2021 Experts and panellists speaking on migration and human rights at the annual Human Rights Festival, held virtually, organized by Constitution Hill and The Polisee Room, addressed how discussions about migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in South Africa have become politicized. South Africa, according to Mukoni Ratshitanga, an...

February 2021 – Press Review

Mar 04, 2021
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National Coverage   Migrants in SA fear being excluded from the Covid-19 vaccination campaign. Daily Maverick - 5 February 2021 While most South Africans are looking forward to the distribution of the vaccines, the migrant community is growing increasingly concerned about the vaccine’s availability to them. Dr Zweli Mkhize, South Africa's Minister of Health, said on the 30th of January that only South African citizens would be receive the COVID 19 vaccine during...