IMMIGRATION

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Zwelihle Renewal demands lists of names of immigrants employed in Hermanus

“Gangster type approach” says human rights activist

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 July 2019
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Home Affairs misses deadline for Cape Town refugee office, says LRC

“The non-responsiveness by Home Affairs left no room for us to engage with them”

By Tariro Washinyira - 9 July 2019
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Life in Plastic City is hard, but being an immigrant makes it worse

Mozambican immigrants and Xitsonga-speakers say they are discriminated against

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 8 July 2019
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Immigrant food couriers risk death on South African roads

“When it rains, it’s trouble. Guys are falling all the time.”

Text by Kimon de Greef. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 2 July 2019
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Courts should not refuse bail to immigrants without good reason

Being foreign does not justify a refusal of bail

By Busisiwe Kamolane - 26 June 2019
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Court ruling will legalise dependents of asylum seekers

Scalabrini Centre hails court order as life-changing for refugees

By Tariro Washinyira - 20 June 2019
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Herding cattle in Gauteng to send every cent possible to Lesotho

Kopano Lekau works seven days a week as a herdsman to earn R2,000 a month

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 7 June 2019
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Breaking the cycle of poverty in Louis Trichardt

Zimbabwean woman makes money from recycling cardboard

By Bernard Chiguvare - 6 June 2019
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Hospital reports foreign residents to Home Affairs

Health department says it’s the law, but human rights lawyer disputes this

By Tariro Washinyira - 28 May 2019
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Seven Zimbabwean teenagers have been living under a tree for almost a year

“This municipal bin is our soup kitchen”

By Bernard Chiguvare - 27 May 2019
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Africa Day workshop in Dunoon tackles xenophobia

Event hosted by Institute for Healing of Memories and Claremont Main Road Mosque

By Peter Luhanga - 27 May 2019
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Home Affairs asks UN for help with refugee backlog

Department has to process 150,000 appeals

By Zoë Postman - 16 May 2019
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Cameroonian refugees in Cape Town can’t get legal status

Home Affairs was ordered by the courts to open a centre over a year ago for new asylum seeker applicants

By Tariro Washinyira - 2 May 2019
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Why a high court dismissed Somali claims for asylum

But Lawyers for Human Rights disagrees with the court’s reasoning and is appealing

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 18 April 2019
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Zimbabweans leave after xenophobic attacks in Vuwani

“I miss my fellow Zimbabweans. We used to stay as a family but we are now scattered in Limpopo”

By Bernard Chiguvare - 17 April 2019
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Immigrant-owned shop saved by residents, later looted

Owner says this is the fourth time since 2007 he has had to flee. Police stretched to the limit

By Velani Ludidi - 12 April 2019