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“I’m still shaking with fear” says Newcastle shop owner

Dozens of immigrant-owned stores in Osizweni and Madadeni were ransacked and vandalised on Thursday

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 24 January 2020
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SA’s new refugee regulations could have been drafted by Trump, says activist

Ban on political activity is “illegal, unconstitutional and contrary to the UN convention on refugees”

By Tania Broughton - 17 January 2020
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Greenmarket Square refugees have split into “two hostile groups”

Reverend Alan Storey’s church has provided shelter to hundreds of people for months but the situation has become untenable

By Lucas Nowicki - 10 January 2020
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Thousands wait for hours at understaffed Beitbridge border

Nearly 60,000 people crossed the border back into South Africa over a 24-hour period last week

By Bernard Chiguvare - 10 January 2020
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Greenmarket Square occupation to continue into new year

Court case reveals parties are at an impasse

By Tariro Washinyira and GroundUp Staff - 16 December 2019
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Asylum seekers accuse Pretoria police of taking bribes

SAPS urges complainants to come forward

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 13 December 2019
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Chinese Association heads to court over ‘hate speech’ comments on Facebook

Equality Court hears history of discrimination against Chinese people in South Africa

By Safura Abdool Karim - 12 December 2019
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Picket for children’s rights outside Home Affairs office

Protesters demand better access to documentation

By Zoë Postman - 10 December 2019
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Immigrant child barred from school for lack of documents

School’s action directly contradicts instructions of ministers of Home Affairs and of Basic Education

By Tariro Washinyira - 3 December 2019
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Mediation process offers hope to refugees in Pretoria

Criminal case against 189 could be dropped

By Elna Schütz - 28 November 2019
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UNHCR refugee protest stems from failures at Home Affairs

Long delays, inefficiencies and obstructionism causes frustration and anger among asylum seekers

By Madison Yauger and Karabo Mafolo - 27 November 2019
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No lawyers and no bail: Refugees on trial for trespassing

They occupied the UNHCR offices in Pretoria, demanding resettlement to a third country

By Elna Schütz - 19 November 2019
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Asylum seeker appeals hospital decision to stop dialysis

Alem Bazabe Ereselo was deemed ineligible for a kidney transplant because of her refugee status

By Muchengeti Hwacha - 19 November 2019
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Greenmarket Square traders ask government to address refugee situation

Some traders on the square have closed up shop because their business has been disrupted

By Madison Yauger - 15 November 2019
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Refugees physically attack archbishop and Chris Nissen in Methodist church

Leadership justifies violence

By Karabo Mafolo and Madison Yauger - 15 November 2019
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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