Research projects by SIHMA

Centering the stories from a border refuge - A case study of a service centre in a border town to understand the response to children involved in irregular migration, smuggling and trafficking across the South Africa-Mozambique border

Apr 25, 2022
Keywords: human trafficking, smuggling, vulnerable minors

Background Previous studies at the South Africa/Mozambique and Zimbabwe/Mozambique border indicate that irregular movement of young people across borders is common and motivated mostly by the search for employment and livelihood opportunities.[1] Given the lack of access to documentation and highly securitized official points of entry we know from this previous research that young people and their relatives in both countries employ quite widely shared and sophisticated strategies for unofficial...

Pathways of well-being and belonging among migrant youth in Cape Town

Apr 14, 2022
Keywords: sense of belonging, vulnerable minors

Introduction, motivation and literature review Children and young people with experiences of migration in South Africa are building their lives in contexts of deep insecurity (Magqibelo et al. 2016, Willie and Mfubu 2016, Opfermann 2019). Research is needed on...