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Category: press review

December 2021 - Press Review


Jan 06, 2022
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NATIONAL COVERAGE   SA's 'beautiful laws' fail LGBTQ+ migrants fleeing persecution News24 - 16/12/21 South Africa, that has some of the world's most progressive LGBTQ+ laws, attracts LGBTQ+ migrants from the continent and beyond escaping prosecution and homophobia. In 1996 South Africa was the first country to ban discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and in 2006 it became the only nation to legalise same-sex marriage in...

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November 2021 - Press Review


Dec 09, 2021
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  NATIONAL COVERAGE   Home Affairs to only reopen Cape Town refugee office in September 2022 - 10 years since its closure Daily Maverick - 15/11/21 After years of closure of the Refugee Reception Office in Cape Town, it seems that a reopening of this service is planned for the second half of 2022. The closure of this resource was widely criticised and led to a long legal battle that...

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October 2021 - Press Review


Nov 04, 2021
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NATIONAL COVERAGE   Survival of the fittest: What does climate change mean for the future of South Africa's youth? News24 - 05/10/2021 Global warming is having visible effects all over the world and the impact will not only be visible at the environmental level but will also have consequences that will affect health and socio-economic levels. While migration between regions is already occurring due to increased...

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September 2021 - Press Review


Oct 07, 2021
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  NATIONAL COVERAGE   Refugees in Cape Town giving up hope of home affairs or police assistance, would rather leave SA Daily Maverick -  29/09/2021 After two years of sitting-in and protesting outside the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) office in Cape Town, about 800 refugees have moved back into their communities. The refugees were protesting against xenophobia in South Africa and demanding UNHCR assist and send them to a different...

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August 2021 - Press Review


Sep 02, 2021
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NATIONAL COVERAGE SA’s mistreatment of migrant women highlights the triple oppression of black African women everywhere Daily Maverick - 05/08/2021 August is women’s month in South Africa, and it is therefore important to address the situation for migrant women in the country. South Africa is the destination for many migrants due to its higher level of economic opportunities and gender equality. However, many black African migrant women face triple oppression based on gender,...

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July 2021 - Press Review


Aug 05, 2021
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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...

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