IMMIGRATION

City of Cape Town in spat with Public Works over refugee camp

Meanwhile hundreds of refugees are without basic sanitation at the Bellville camp

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25 November 2020

MK veterans wage campaign against immigrants

Truck drivers in Durban demand that only South Africans be allowed to drive freight

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24 November 2020

Refugees from UNHCR protest face deportation

“I cry everyday and worry about my first child’s future. I may never see my husband again”

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24 November 2020

Gauteng Bill infringes on rights of foreign nationals

The Gauteng Township Economic Development Bill seeks to exclude people without permanent residence from the township economy

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17 November 2020

Women and children hit by refugee office closure, court hears

Sonke Gender Justice is seeking to join as a friend of the court in Scalabrini versus Minister of Home Affairs case

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12 November 2020

Giant puppet’s 8,000 km journey started in Muizenberg

“Little Amal” will walk on stilts across Europe to highlight the plight of young refugees

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11 November 2020

Closure of Durban refugee centre leaves asylum seekers in limbo

Government and institutions are ignoring minister’s blanket extension of permits

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11 November 2020

Home Affairs moves against Cape Town refugees

“Why are they talking about reintegration when people don’t want refugees in their communities?”

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6 November 2020

Immigrant shop-owners in Durban fear for their lives after attacks

Shops closed after protest by MK veterans

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4 November 2020

Nigerian protesters want Ramaphosa to help end SARS unrest

Human rights groups accuse the Nigerian police unit of extortion, harassment, torture, and murder

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30 October 2020

Musina residents demand jobs held by immigrants

Residents marched to private companies and the local shopping mall

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19 October 2020

Covid grant extension is a lifeline for asylum seekers

Over 7,000 have applied since August

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15 October 2020

Immigrant shop owners ruthlessly exploited by protection rackets

“This is the life we live … If we do not pay, they send nyaope boys to my shop to start a toyi-toyi”

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15 October 2020

One year ago refugees started a protest that brought central Cape Town to a standstill

Today, in a camp far from the city, they insist on being allowed to go to a third country

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9 October 2020

Concern over huge number of expiring refugee documents

Under Covid-19 lockdown validity was extended but asylum seekers have struggled

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21 September 2020

Priest helps struggling Malawians with food parcels

Destitute immigrants receive no help from government and can’t afford to return home

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31 August 2020