Refugees

Banning protests at the Olympics ignores the games’ history

It is the year of the Tokyo Olympics, and the International Olympic Committee was quickly out of the blocks with new guidelines regarding athlete...

Amended Refugee Act restricts fundamental rights

Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi has defended the new amendments to the Refugees Act that came into effect at the...

Latin America marches sideways

Growth has slowed, which will increase poverty and fuel further social unrest, which in turn will push leaders to the political centre

Refugees going home to nowhere

Asylum seekers will leave the Cape Town church, but most do not have documents, a situation they blame on the home affairs department

Millions of refugee kids unschooled

A report on displaced people criticises governments that fail to ensure children get a good education — but recognises progress in some countries

Fear inside the church of refugees

Migrant leader accused of military-style tactics to influence people and push authorities for a chance to leave South Africa

Refugees allegedly assault religious leaders, human rights officials in Cape Town

Religious leaders are helping to mediate an impasse between asylum seekers, the United Nations, and Home Affairs

Slice of life: ‘South Africans beat us, burn us’

South Africans are not scared to tell us that even the president doesn’t want us here; that we should go back to where we belong.

Cape Town police action against refugees under scrutiny

On Wednesday, police approached the Waldorf Arcade building to evict hundreds of refugees, but the manner in which they did is now being questioned

Police and migrants clash in downtown Cape Town

The migrants are calling on the United Nations to help them be repatriated to other countries, including Canada and Australia

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

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Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it