Cape Town refugee sites to stay open longer after Home Affairs backtrack

Home Affairs warned the refugees to accept offers of assistance by the UNHCR or leave the sites, but the department has not enforced the demand


3 May 2021

MPs give Home Affairs and City a tongue lashing over refugee camps

Parliament’s portfolio committee on Home Affairs to conduct oversight visit


21 October 2020

Refugee Act amendments increase probability of unlawful detention, says report

Lawyers for Human Rights to host webinar on Friday


11 June 2020

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”


13 March 2020

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


10 March 2020

City to move against Greenmarket Square refugees

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


8 January 2020

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”


18 December 2019

City to use bylaws to remove refugees

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


18 December 2019

Concourt agrees: people guilty of serious crimes will not qualify for refugee status

However, extradition law still protects their fundamental rights


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”


21 June 2018

Refugees march for legal recognition

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


20 June 2018

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”


1 August 2017

PE refugee centre remains closed in defiance of court order

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


19 February 2016

When can the police detain you for not showing documents?

Many immigrants are detained arbitrarily

By and

4 February 2016

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


2 February 2016