Press Reviews & Releases

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... by Mattias Diesel on Unsplash.jpg

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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