REFUGEES

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

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

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21 October 2020

Refugee Act amendments increase probability of unlawful detention, says report

Lawyers for Human Rights to host webinar on Friday

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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”

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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

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10 March 2020

City to move against Greenmarket Square refugees

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

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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”

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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

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18 December 2019

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

However, extradition law still protects their fundamental rights

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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”

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21 June 2018

Refugees march for legal recognition

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

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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”

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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

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19 February 2016

When can the police detain you for not showing documents?

Many immigrants are detained arbitrarily

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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

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2 February 2016