Press Reviews & Releases

Press Review August 2020


Sep 03, 2020
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NATIONAL  COVERAGE   South Africa’s Border Management Authority dream could be a nightmare Institute for Security Studies – 11 August 2020 South Africa passed a new Border Management Authority (BMA) Act, intended to improve efficiencies by providing a single authority to oversee all aspects of the border environment. Border control was previously tasked between seven different government departments. In the effort to centralize responsibility, concerns of poor management, abuse, and...

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Press Review June 2020


Jul 02, 2020
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NATIONAL COVERAGE   Refugee Act Amendments increase probability of unlawful detention says report DailyMaverick.co.za - June 11th 2020 Description: Amendments to the Refugee Act which came into effect on the 1st of January increased the probability of asylum seekers and refugees being unlawfully detained and deported. According to a report published on the 11th of June. The inclusion of a new amendment allows for the detention and removal of an asylum seeker or refugee on vague grounds of “threat to...

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Press Review May 2020


Jun 04, 2020
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National Coverage   How South Africa is denying refugees their rights: what needs to change The Conversation.com  - May 12th 2020 South Africa hosted about 273,488 refugees and asylum seekers, of whom 84% come from sub-Saharan Africa, in 2018 - the latest period for which figures are available… The policy and law applying to refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa is largely progressive, [but] refugees in South Africa… face many challenges in accessing their rights to social protections...

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Press Review April 2020


May 07, 2020
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National Coverage   Covid-19 is not a reason to hunt down illegal immigrants DailyMaverick.co.za - April 29th 2020 Thousands of people in South Africa are being excluded from government relief programs simply because they lack the legal requirements to be in the country. In the spirit of unity, this has to change. The lockdown in many countries in Africa, including Nigeria and South Africa, risks threatening the livelihoods...

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Press Review March 2020


Apr 02, 2020
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NATIONAL COVERAGE   South Africa removes migrants squatting in Cape Town Apnews.com March 1, 2020 Hundreds of foreign migrants have been removed from central Cape Town by South African authorities following a months-long stand-off. The migrants, who were moved in an operation Sunday, had demanded to be relocated to other countries, claiming they had been threatened by xenophobic violence last year. But the group lost their court bid to compel...

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Press Review December 2019


Jan 09, 2020
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NATIONAL COVERAGE   Home Affairs: Tshwane UNHCR Protesters Can Live Legally in SA ew.co.za December 5, 2019 Protesters who had camped outside the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Pretoria last month are legally entitled to be in South Africa. The Department of Home Affairs on Thursday said it checked their status and was trying to get them to return to their homes in the country. Full report: https://ewn.co.za/2019/12/05/home-affairs-tshwane-unhcr-protesters-can-live-legally-in-sa-1?fbclid=IwAR1_ha17c66-6gYEzEIozqT87P6wqNBa5Q9Y-7_f_fZFf0i-lB3DMH6qG4Y   South Africa fails in duty to offer refuge dailymaverick.co.za...

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