migration

Groups Urge Govt to Tackle Xenophobia

Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) and the International Federation for Human Rights are calling on the government to reinforce their human rights-based legal framework in order to prevent and redress human rights violations against migrants.

LHR spokesperson, Patricia Erasmus, points out that there are too many misconceptions about foreigners, adding that, "It does not take into account the circumstances under which people document themselves in South Africa.”

Call for Coherent Policies on African Migration

Gita Honwana Welch, says the migration summit in Malta on 11-12 November 2015 must bring nuance to the debate and consider constructive responses to a long-term challenge.

Welch is of the view that shaping effective policy will demand a move beyond the easy clichés that dominate discourse about African migration.

She states that there are long-established patterns of migration between African states, adding that, “Within southern Africa it was practised long before the drawing of colonial boundaries, dating back at least 150 years.”

International Organisation for Migration: Consultant - Malaria & Population Mobility Assessment

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is an inter-governmental organisation that works with governments to ensure the orderly and humane management of migration for the benefit of all.  IOM addresses the migratory phenomenon from an integral and holistic perspective, including links to development in order to maximise its benefits and minimise its negative effects.

International Organisation for Migration: Consultant - M&E Coaching Programme

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is an inter-governmental organisation that works with governments to ensure the orderly and humane management of migration for the benefit of all.  IOM addresses the migratory phenomenon from an integral and holistic perspective, including links to development in order to maximise its benefits and minimise its negative effects.

International Organisation for Migration: Research Consultancy

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is an inter-governmental organisation that works with governments to ensure the orderly and humane management of migration for the benefit of all.  IOM addresses the migratory phenomenon from an integral and holistic perspective, including links to development in order to maximise its benefits and minimise its negative effects.

Terms of Reference for Mapping of Ethiopian diaspora living in South Africa

Africa Day: Breaking Down Borders

As we celebrate Africa Day on 25 May, among the multicultural events and inter-African festivities, it's a good time to also remember that we should to take our pan-African sentiments to heart all year round. There have once again been reports of increasing tensions directed at South Africa's large migrant communities. It was three years ago that xenophobic attacks shook South Africa - this time we need to catch the problem before it gets worse.

Migrants Force CT Water Strategy Rethink

The Department of Water Affairs in the Western Cape says tens of thousands of migrants are flocking into Cape Town, forcing authorities to rethink the city's water supply strategy.

The department’s chief director, Rashid Khan, points out that, "There are quite large numbers of people coming in and the city needs to review its water-use growth strategy."

Khan argues that assumptions made by Cape Town's water planners in 2007 are now being overtaken by population growth.

No Extension for Zim Registration Deadline

The Department of the Department says the 31 December deadline for Zimbabwean immigrants to apply for permits to allow them to stay in the country will not be extended.

Speaking after the meeting representatives of the Zimbabwe Stakeholder Forum, Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, states that Zimbabweans who attempt to register for business, study or work permits after the deadline will not be processed.

Xenophobic Environment 'Still Here' - SAIRR

The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) says there has been little change in the environment that gave rise to the xenophobia attacks of 2008.

SAIRR spokesperson, Catherine Schulze, says the institute is not predicting an outbreak of violence, as there is not enough information to do so.

Schulze argues that poverty, unemployment, and incomes indicators have not shifted significantly since 2008, while high levels of crime and violence are an everyday reality in many poor communities.

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