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Unpacking Johannesburg’s myriad anxieties

Anxious Jo’burg, edited by Nicky Falkof and Cobus van Staden, acknowledges the city as a real place and not a horrifying stereotype

Refugees the scapegoat of SA’s ills

A girl’s experience tells the story of xenophobia and how it robbed her of a sense of belonging

SA activist seeks asylum in Ireland

Former Khayelitsha resident Bulelani Mfaco is leading a campaign for the protection of refugee rights in that country

South Africa excludes refugees and asylum seekers from Covid-19 aid

Despite being protected in South Africa by law, these groups have been swept aside when it comes to relief packages

Refugees safe for now but what about after lockdown?

The City of Cape Town has said in a statement that it is working around the clock to keep vulnerable people safe

Border walls don’t stop viruses, but a blanket amnesty might

Why South Africa should consider amnesty for undocumented migrants in the time of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus uncertainty affects asylum seekers

Some refugee reception offices in South Africa have stopped accepting new asylum applications as the government enforces stricter measures to deal with the Covid-19 crisis

Refugees in Greece face rising hostility

A new government is getting 'tough' on immigration – but local organisations provide crucial support

Durban refugee office turns away asylum applicants

A staff shortage means asylum seekers are unable to make appointments to apply for refugee status

UN asks Australia to consider Saudi teen for ‘refugee resettlement’

Thailand initially said it would deport her at the request of Saudi embassy officials, barring her from travelling on to Australia

Australia to ‘carefully consider’ Saudi woman’s asylum plea

Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun, fleeing alleged abuse by her conservative family, says she tried to reach Australia on a tourist visa

Gigaba rights queer affairs

Prejudiced officials in the department and transgender people’s IDs will be tackled

Migrants happy to see end of family separations at US border

Twenty-three hundred children have been forcibly taken from their parents since the implementation of this zero tolerance policy two months ago

Hotel Canada: The white South Africans who have sought asylum

The concept of white South Africans seeking refuge from racial “brutality” and “genocide” post-1994 is nothing new.

​Switzerland shuts border as asylum seekers say their pleas have been ignored

Several hundred refugees have slept on towels and blankets in the park near Como’s train station since the Swiss clampdown began in mid-July.

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​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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