IMMIGRATION

Concern over huge number of expiring refugee documents

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

By Tariro Washinyira - 21 September 2020

Priest helps struggling Malawians with food parcels

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

By Tariro Washinyira - 31 August 2020

Moral panic over human trafficking is hurting children, says report

State is using anti-trafficking measures “to justify practices that violate” rights

By Tania Broughton - 27 August 2020

Funeral collectives help Malawians repatriate the dead

Sending bodies home has become more expensive since Covid-19 struck

By Tariro Washinyira - 26 August 2020

Foreign nationals are being held in prison past their release dates

Prisoners say they were told they will have to wait until Covid-19 is over before they will be free

By Zoë Postman - 19 August 2020

Immigrant shop owners a soft target for criminals

Reporting crime to the police is “a waste of time” says Delft shop owner

By Tariro Washinyira - 4 August 2020

Police disperse Zimbabwean protesters in Cape Town

Demonstration was in solidarity with human rights protests in Zimbabwe

By Tariro Washinyira - 31 July 2020

15km queue at Zimbabwe border

Truck drivers say they’ve been stuck for three days

By Bernard Chiguvare - 29 July 2020

Zimbabweans who missed food assistance deadline are desperate

Many immigrants are struggling to get food in South Africa

By Tariro Washinyira - 24 July 2020

Another country: UNHCR protest refugees still hold out for resettlement

The Methodist Church and Greenmarket Square protest refugees are living in camps in Bellville and Kensington

By Tariro Washinyira - 21 July 2020

Judge rebukes Cape Town refugee centre

DRC asylum seeker was not given adequate reasons for refusal of application

By Tania Broughton - 8 July 2020

Truck drivers protest against employment of immigrants

Civic organisations warn of risks of xenophobia

By Joseph Chirume - 7 July 2020

Court finds JHB “clean up” “cruel, humiliating, degrading and invasive”

Police raids in 2017/18 were unconstitutional and done with ulterior motives

By Tania Broughton - 3 July 2020

Immigrant tradesmen accuse police of harassment

Johannesburg Metro police say they are enforcing Covid-19 regulations

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 25 June 2020

Asylum seekers may apply for Covid-19 relief grant

Pretoria High Court rules against the Minister of Social Development

By Tania Broughton - 19 June 2020

Asylum seeker with spinal cord injury faces eviction from his shack

Markus Nyoni can no longer pay his rent because of the Covid-19 pandemic

By Tariro Washinyira - 12 June 2020