REFUGEES

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Central Methodist Church seeks advice over removal of refugees

“The refugee leadership gave me the assurance that they will vacate the church. They did not honour these commitments”

By Marecia Damons - 13 March 2020
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Reintegrate or be repatriated, Home Affairs warns refugees

Motsoaledi tells MPs that the countries refugees want to go to are not ready to welcome them

By Tariro Washinyira - 10 March 2020
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City to move against Greenmarket Square refugees

Refugee leader says they remain “hopeful” that City will provide temporary shelter

By Lucas Nowicki - 8 January 2020
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Grim life of families living in “Little Zimbabwe”

“I came to South Africa thinking that l would find greener pastures but things haven’t been easy”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 18 December 2019
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City to use bylaws to remove refugees

Smith says failure to do this will have dire consequences for the informal traders on Greenmarket Square

By Barbara Maregele - 18 December 2019
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Concourt agrees: people guilty of serious crimes will not qualify for refugee status

However, extradition law still protects their fundamental rights

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 6 December 2018

Port Elizabeth’s peace builders are making communities safer for immigrants

“The peace builders are trained to resolve conflicts between immigrants and local people”

By Joseph Chirume - 21 June 2018
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Refugees march for legal recognition

“There is no way for me to better my life without having papers in this country”

By Thembela Ntongana - 20 June 2018
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African Diaspora Forum condemns comments by Mkongi, Mashaba

“We would like to remind the mayor, that foreign nationals have no expectations to be provided free houses”

By Ihsaan Haffejee - 1 August 2017
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Refugee Amendment Bill “restricts and excludes” says attorney William Kerfoot

Children’s education could be affected

By Natalie Pertsovsky - 21 April 2017
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PE refugee centre remains closed in defiance of court order

Applications from new asylum seekers should have been accepted from 9 February

By Joseph Chirume - 19 February 2016

When can the police detain you for not showing documents?

Many immigrants are detained arbitrarily

By Prashianne Hansraj and Fundi Moyo - 4 February 2016
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Grants available for refugee organisations

A number of community-based refugee organisations in Cape Town are racing to meet the deadline for a project rolled out last year by the European Union

By Bernard Chiguvare - 2 February 2016