IMMIGRATION

KZN church leaders speak out against xenophobia

MK vet leader says the organisation’s name has been dragged “to the ground” by attackers claiming to be veterans

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8 April 2021

Refugee musician gives Johannesburg children the opportunity he didn’t have

Pianist Amisi Mubale teaches children at Lorentzville safe space

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8 April 2021

Immigrant shop owners say they are victims of extortion

One Tsakane shop owner is trying to recoup losses of over R50k

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25 March 2021

Refugee leader detained for over 120 days

Aline Bukuru has been separated from her three children who remain in the Bellville camp without a guardian

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24 March 2021

Department of Home Affairs flouts court orders, year after year

Still no functional refugee reception office in Cape Town

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23 March 2021

Refugee organisations stage ceremony pretending that Home Affairs has resumed services

Asylum seekers are desperate for government to start serving them again

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19 March 2021

Schools still turning away immigrant children

In spite of instructions, children without documents are still being refused places

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16 March 2021

Immigrants must be given health care even if undocumented, health department confirms

A number of immigrants in Makhanda say they were denied health care

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15 March 2021

“I gave up when they told me that I wouldn’t be able to write matric without an ID book”

People who find themselves stateless in South Africa struggle to rectify their situation

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15 March 2021

Plea for Mozambican government to locate Cape Town man

Patrick Lunguza was transporting a body to Malawi when he was arrested last month. His family has not been able to contact him for two weeks

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12 March 2021

Home Affairs says it will clear 68-year backlog in refugee applications in four years

The UNHCR and Home Affairs have announced a US$9.6 million asylum seeker backlog project

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9 March 2021

“It is a sin that South Africans can do this to their fellow Africans” says witness to Durban violence

But no evidence of the alleged killing of two immigrants in last week’s attack

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9 March 2021

Covid-19 leaves immigrants desperate for help with food

8,000 families have turned to Zimbabwean embassy for assistance

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3 March 2021

“Most of our members are at Nkandla”: MK veterans say they’re not behind Sunday’s attacks on immigrants

Witnesses say two traders were killed at Durban market and several injured

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2 March 2021

Children’s shelter faces closure after department stops funding

“We have no option but to go out in the streets begging” says a 20-year-old living at the shelter

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2 March 2021

Zimbabwean couple demand gay rights

Yet having fled Zimbabwe, they face “corrupt, homophobic and xenophobic” Home Affairs in South Africa, says NGO

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26 February 2021