Advocates' Migration Brief Series /02 Asylum Seekers Access to Protection: Developments in South Africa
The objective of this brief is to discuss the legal protection afforded to asylum seekers and the judical developments in South Africa.
Advocates' Migration Brief Series /03 Litigation in Respect of Undocumented Children
The objective of this brief is to discuss 3 recent legal cases involving undocumented children and the challenges encountered.
Advocates' Migration Brief Series /01 Unintended Consequences for Exclusions
The objective of this brief is to discuss the amendments made to the Refugees Act 130 of 1998, and the affects Section 4 will have on some claims.
COVID 19 AND THE SECURITISATION OF SOUTH AFRICAN BORDERS: THE CASE FOR AN INCLUSIVE RESPONSE
This working paper was written at the end of April 2020, while South Africa was amidst its Level 5 lockdown period. It analyses South Africa’s initial migration controls in response to Covid-19, within a context of wider securitisation of migration. The paper adopts a ‘human security’ theoretical lens and explores the security issues at stake for different populations involved in migration to SA during the pandemic; the host nation,...
Catholic teaching and interventions on the Global Compact on refugees and the global compact on safe orderly and regular migration
At the forefront of the Catholic Church’s mission is the relieving of human suffering and enhancing human well-being on a large scale. A vital part of this mission is the effort to alleviate the pain, suffering, and exploitation faced by many migrants and refugees. Archbishop Buti Tlhagale, Bishop of Johannesburg addressed the Bishops of the Southern Africa Catholic Bishops Conference in February 2019 and called for an increased effort to stop the exploitation of migrants and refugees. This...