IMMIGRATION

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Refugee leaders refuse help from civil society organisations

Chances of resettlement are dismal, but leaders of group staying at church in centre of Cape Town persist with demand

By Madison Yauger - 7 November 2019
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Refugees in limbo after eviction at UNHCR

Asylum seekers find refuge at the Central Methodist Church

By Madison Yauger and Mary-Anne Gontsana - 1 November 2019
A women lifts her hands that was dippid in red coloured water which is used by the police water canon. She said that it resembles “blood”.

Chaos in Cape Town as refugees evicted from city centre protest

Court order against protesters outside UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Text by Madison Yauger. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 30 October 2019
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“Our blood does not want to be spilled in the land of South Africa”

Refugees respond to UNHCR media statements

Text by Madison Yauger. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 26 October 2019
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Children of immigrants must be in school, says Minister of Home Affairs

“Send them to school. We’ll look at the documentation later”

By Tariro Washinyira - 23 October 2019
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Asylum seeker wins right to marry

The Supreme Court of Appeal has declared Home Affairs’s prohibition on asylum seekers marrying unconstitutional

By Muchengeti Hwacha - 21 October 2019
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Dan Plato addresses refugees camped outside the UNHCR

Over 200 people are sleeping rough in a protest that has no end in sight

By Ashraf Hendricks and Madison Yauger - 18 October 2019
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Hundreds join refugee protest outside UNHCR

The week-long sit-in by asylum seekers keeps growing

By Tariro Washinyira - 15 October 2019
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Taxi associations accused of terrorising immigrants in Pretoria

Men beaten up, accused of drug dealing

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 14 October 2019
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Protesters camp outside UNHCR offices

“I don’t want to be in a country where I am attacked, beaten up and reminded every minute that I do not belong here”

By Tariro Washinyira - 9 October 2019
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Refugees accuse UNHCR of incompetence

“I am here to demand that UNHCR confront Home Affairs on our behalf”

By Tariro Washinyira - 8 October 2019
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Angolan former refugees face uncertain future

Special permits expire at the end of 2021

By Tariro Washinyira - 1 October 2019
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Protesters call for plan to transform Johannesburg’s hostels

Coalition marches against xenophobia

By Zoë Postman - 16 September 2019
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Attacks on foreign nationals may constitute terrorism

Let’s call them what they are so that we can start to heal

By Avani Singh and Michael Power - 13 September 2019
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“We need to address the massive unemployment, inequality and poverty that allow violence”

Cape Town activists march against violence

By Tariro Washinyira - 12 September 2019
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Two people dead in a stampede as shops are looted

Immigrant-owned businesses looted in Philippi

By Velani Ludidi - 9 September 2019