refugees

SA Urged to Investigate Soweto Lootings

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in South Africa says it is concerned about the recent spate of violence and looting in Soweto that mainly affects foreigners and asylum seekers.

UNHCR spokesperson, Tina Ghelli, says they will together with their non-governmental organisation (NGO) partners be speaking to community leaders as well undertaking a study of the shops affected by the looting.

Minister Favours SAHRC Office at Lindela

Following numerous reports of abuse, Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, has asked the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to establish an office at the Lindela Repatriation Centre.
 
This month the home affairs portfolio committee convened a meeting at which parliamentarians called for ‘a special meeting’ with the department and the SAHRC to deal with issues regarding Lindela Repatriation Centre.
 

Refugee Family’s Grant Card Rejected

A Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) family, who are refugees in South Africa, were left cash-strapped for months after their children’s social grant card was rejected several times at South African Social Security Agency (SASSA).

The father, who is concerned that someone was fraudulently collecting his family’s grants, says his five South African-born children aged between 10 months and 10 years were approved to receive the grants, but have not received anything for months.

Adonis Musati Project: Fundraiser

The Adonis Musati Project (AMP) was named after a young Zimbabwean man who died of starvation on the streets of Cape Town while queuing to get his asylum papers. The project strives to empower marginalised refugees and migrants in South Africa through fostering sustainable support networks and encouraging personal development that achieves lasting change.

AMP seeks to appoint a part-time Fundraiser to further expand its existing institutional and private donor base. This position is based in Cape Town.

Court Slams DHA Treatment of Refugees

The high court had harsh words for the department of home affairs because it took seven years to finalise an asylum application by a Congolese national who fled persecution in his homeland.

The court described as ‘deplorable’ the treatment of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) citizen, Christian Bolanga, who fled to South Africa in 2005.

Acting Judge Guido Penzhorn declared that Bolanga is a refugee entitled to asylum and ordered Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, to issue to Bolanga a written recognition of refugee status within 10 days.

Rights Group Assists the Stateless

“The back of a police van is the only place that feels like home.”

This is the plight of a young man, Singejeje Adel, who has no family and no country that regards him as theirs and is stateless.

Adel, 23, was born in a refugee camp in Tanzania in 1992 and has never been recognised as a citizen of any country. His mother, his only known relative, died when he was 10 and left him with no documentation to prove his identity.

When he arrived in South Africa at the age of 16 he was quickly picked up by police for not having any documentation.

ARESTA: Bookkeeper

The Agency for Refugee Education, Skills Training & Advocacy (ARESTA) a nonprofit organisation and an Implementing Partner for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). ARESTA fulfils a practical empowerment role in educating and providing skills to refugees and asylum seekers, helping them to become self-reliant during their stay under the protection of the South African Government.

ARESTA seeks to appoint a Bookkeeper, based in Athlone, Cape Town.

ARESTA: Assistant Community Education Campaign Manager

The Agency for Refugee Education, Skills Training & Advocacy (ARESTA) a nonprofit organisation and an Implementing Partner for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). ARESTA fulfils a practical empowerment role in educating and providing skills to refugees and asylum seekers, helping them to become self-reliant during their stay under the protection of the South African Government.

ARESTA seeks to appoint an Assistant Community Education Campaign Manager, based in Athlone, Cape Town.

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