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Communication Tools and Community-Driven Initiatives to Improve Migrant Well-Being

Jun 14, 2022
Categories: Research Research Project

  On the 26 of June, the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) started cooperating with the Spanish PhD Student Jose Olcina and his migration research project "Lessons from intra-African migration in South Africa to improve the well-being of the sub-Saharan migrant population in a vulnerable situation in Spain. An intersectional perspective¨ Jose Olcina is a journalist and anthropologist, and a part-time PhD student in Health Sciences at the University of Alicante... Olcina- BlogPost.jpg

Brenthurst Research: No One Is Safe Until Everyone Is Safe

Jun 07, 2022
Categories: Report Research

Keywords: non-national, statelessness, resilience, migrants In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa experienced one of Africa's highest COVID infection rates. Consequently, the country was plunged into a deep economic crisis evidenced by high inflation rates, skyrocketing unemployment rates, especially among the youth, and high poverty rates. This culminated in deep frustration among the local citizenry, who blamed the proliferation of non-nationals in South Africa for their poor conditions. Such frustrations turned into... 2022-06-07 at 14.03.43.png

1 of June Scalabrini Day celebration

May 31, 2022
Categories: Migrants Migration in Africa Pastoral care of migrants and refugees SCCT SIHMA

1 of June marks the memory of Bishop Scalabrini, founder of the Congregation of the Scalabrini Fathers and promoter of the pastoral care of migrants, refugees and people on the move around the world. SIHMA, together with the sister organisations Scalabrini Centre and Lawrence House, will have a moment of reflection and training with its staff on this day. Together we want to focus our attention on the four verbs, suggested by Pope Francis...


May 24, 2022
Categories: Migration in Africa Webinar

On 16 November 2021, within the actions of the "Faces of Migration" project, an online training day was held the CSER Foundationpublished this publication on February 2022. The day was co-organised by the CSER Foundation and FOCSIV, the CSER Foundation already in 2020 presented international research on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic was having on migrants. After another year of the pandemic crisis, it is necessary to draw attention to how the COVID-19 pandemic is not only...

Awareness Campaigns in Schools about Human Trafficking - SIHMA JHB Legal Office

May 17, 2022
Categories: Event news

by Sihle Dlamini, Legal Advisor at SIHMA Office JHB   The SIHMA Legal Clinic at St. Patrick La Rochelle has had a had a very busy month this April in terms of awareness campaigns in schools about human trafficking. One of the Legal Clinic’s objectives is to provide trainings and do awareness campaigns on human trafficking in various sectors and spheres including schools. School children are vulnerable to...

Getting to know Professor Daniel Tevera, the new AHMR Editor

May 10, 2022
Categories: news

Professor Daniel Tevera has joined the AHMR editorial board as editor.  With so many years as a migration scholar, researcher, and migration policy analyst he brings extensive migration experience to the journal. He is an NRF-rated scholar, and he is an Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Geography, Environmental Studies and Tourism at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). He joined UWC in December 2012 after almost three decades in academia, during which time he held several academic... Tevera_cropped_1651855418.jpg