Press Reviews & Releases

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

May 2021 - Press Review

Jun 10, 2021
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National Coverage   Victory for refugees after High Court orders reopening of home affairs reception office News24 – 19/05/2021 Acting Judge Alma de Wet found the Department of Home Affairs in violation of a Supreme Court of Appeal judgement in an order issued on Tuesday. The Scalabrini Centre and the Somali Association for South Africa were represented by the Legal Resource Centre (LRC), which took the case to court. There has been on ongoing...

April 2021 - Press Review

May 26, 2021
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National Coverage   No such thing as refugee camps in SA, says Motsoaledi More than 100 refugees have been helped by the UN to return to their home country, according to Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. While the UN had offered to repatriate those who wanted to return to their countries, the Minister said that he had received word two hours before the briefing that 121 of those protesting in the Mother...