IMMIGRATION

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After the storm: protesting refugees settle in to marquee life

No city, province, or national officials at site

Text by James Stent. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 3 April 2020
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Police end five-month long occupation of Cape Town church

Protesting refugees moved to Bellville site

By James Stent - 2 April 2020
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Covid-19: Police shut immigrant-owned spaza shops after Minister’s xenophobic statement

Open shops for us to buy locally and obey lockdown, say township residents

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 27 March 2020
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Ethiopian shop owners in Diepsloot say police are stealing their goods and cash during raids

Police are terrorising us, says shopowner

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 9 March 2020
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City to go back to court over refugee crisis in central Cape Town

Only one refugee said they were willing to return to the broader community

By Tariro Washinyira - 5 March 2020
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Refugees arrested during clashes in Cape Town

“We are dying in this country” says Somali man

By Ashraf Hendricks and James Stent - 2 March 2020
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Refugee mother owed nine months of child grants

Annie Tshimanga given the runaround by SASSA after her card was stolen

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 2 March 2020
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City acts against Greenmarket Square protesters

It remains to be seen if the nearly six-month long stand-off in central Cape Town has ended

By Ashraf Hendricks - 1 March 2020
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Concourt brings relief to children of foreign parents

If you were born in South Africa to non-citizens you can apply to be a citizen

By Tania Broughton - 26 February 2020
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Greenmarket Square traders want protesting refugees removed

“We have lost five months of business” says trader

By Tariro Washinyira - 20 February 2020
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Judge slams City of Cape Town for not enforcing its own bylaws

City accused of failing to act against Greenmarket Square protesters

By Tania Broughton - 18 February 2020
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Precarious life for immigrant job-seekers

Suburban Johannesburg street corners attract many people seeking casual work

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 18 February 2020
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Zimbabwean who got seven distinctions has started university

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of donors and ordinary people whose contributions will change Triphin’s life”

By Joseph Chirume - 4 February 2020
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Some immigrant children are still being turned away from schools

In spite of assurances from Home Affairs and Basic Education, children without documents are still battling

By Tariro Washinyira - 30 January 2020
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City of Cape Town asks court to allow it to enforce bylaws against refugees

Judge says he wants to know where refugees will be moved

By Tariro Washinyira - 28 January 2020
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Brilliant matriculant can’t go to university - because she’s Zimbabwean

Triphin Mudzvengi got seven distinctions and wants to study civil engineering

By Joseph Chirume - 28 January 2020