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Health Access for Non-South African Nationals

May 02, 2023
Categories: news

Prepared by Vhuthuhawe Ramatsitsi  Photo  by Owen Beard on Unsplash The rights of non-nationals to access the South African healthcare system is a complex matter. There is a clash between policies/laws and the actual implementation on the ground.  The South African healthcare system struggles to provide sufficient medical care to any person, regardless of their nationality or status (Maphumulo & Bhengu, 2019). Although this is a fact, the government strives to provide health care access to people in South Africa,...

FILM Screening Events for Migrant and Refugees

Apr 18, 2023
Categories: news Event

  SIHMA in collaboration with the SCCT and the St John Parish in Maitland will be conducting  a series of film screening events with migrants and refugees. The films that are part of the work by STEPS, a Cape Town-based non-profit media company that works in the documentary space in Africa, connects filmmakers, broadcasters, funders and community-based organizations using documentary films as a tool for social change. The films that are going to be screened are part of... 7.PNG

SACBC Training for Pastoral Agents of Migration

Apr 11, 2023
Categories: news

The Southern Africa Catholic Bishop Conference has organised his traditional Training program on migration for pastoral agents, that took place at the Lumko Institute in Benoni (Johannesburg ) on the 27-31 March 2023. The Training involved coordinators of desks for pastoral care of migrants and refugees and Caritas operators from different dioceses of 5 countries: South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, and Mozambique.   The main objectives of the 4 days course were:   1. To share experiences on the responses...

April Press Review

Apr 06, 2023
Categories: press review

Photo by Andrys on Pixabay International Countries urged to safeguard the health of refugees and migrants World Health Organisation, 1 March 2023 Today the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new technical brief, Addressing the needs of refugees and migrants: An inclusive approach to Universal Health Coverage, setting forth key actions and policy recommendations to safeguard and promote the health of refugees and migrants and ensure health equity for these populations. Currently,...

After all Project: A timeless collection of memories & wisdom from elders around the world

Apr 04, 2023
Categories: narrative of migration news

Photo from: After all Team   "Lunghe Vite e Migrazioni" (Long lives and migration) is a project aimed at creating a collection of video interviews of Italian citizens over 80 years old residing in South Africa. The interviews will be a platform for sharing with younger generations the experiences and awareness of the person being interviewed, using... all project ok.jpg

Disability and Migration in South Africa

Mar 14, 2023
Categories: news Research

Photo by Charles Deluvio on unsplash Disability inclusion and ensuring access to rights for all people with disability is critical in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). An estimated 1.3 billion people globally are living/experiencing a significant disability accounting for 16% of the world’s population (United Nations (UN), 2023). The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) defines persons with disabilities as “those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments, which in interaction with various barriers...