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Towards a framework for multisector and multilevel collaboration: case of HIV and AIDS governance in South Africa

June 3, 2019 0 Comments

Informed by the findings of the research on implementation of the multisectoral response to HIV in South Africa, and drawing from the existing literature; the authors propose a framework for multisector and multilevel collaboration.

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Is it time to phase out UNDESA’s regional criterion of development?

May 23, 2019 0 Comments

This article shows that whether migrant stocks appear to be increasing or decreasing in developing countries depends on three factors: whether a regional or an economic criterion of “development” is used, whether volume is expressed in absolute numbers or as a percentage of total population, and whether the data include refugees and asylum seekers.

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How not to draw a comic book about zama-zamas

April 24, 2019 1 Comment

maHp artist fellow Carlos Amato reflects on his positionality as a political cartoonist documenting the lived experiences of zama-zamas.

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SeaM Project Update

March 25, 2019 0 Comments

Security at the Margins (SeaM) is a three-year collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) that uses interdisciplinary research to understand (in)security in marginalised communities in urban South Africa.

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Mwangaza Mama (2019)

March 14, 2019 0 Comments

Mwangaza Mama is a creative storytelling project that was undertaken in collaboration with a small group of cross-border migrant women living in Johannesburg. Inspired by previous MoVE work, the main aim of the two-year project was to learn more about migrant women’s everyday experiences of the city by including them in the production of knowledge about issues that affect them.

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Sex work and condom use in Soweto, South Africa: a call for community-based interventions with clients

February 26, 2019 0 Comments

Despite public health interventions targeting sex workers in an attempt to increase condom use, HIV still remains a significant health issue for those involved in the sex industry in many countries. In this paper, the authors analyse data collected as part of an ethnographic study of sex work in Soweto, South Africa.

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Izwi Lethu (Issue 17, 2018)

December 13, 2018 0 Comments

This issue brings us to the end of 2018 with a reflection on Sisonke’s 8th Annual National Meeting, and celebrates the movements resilience.

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Interns identifying gaps in migration and health research

November 13, 2018 0 Comments

Exchange students Holly McCarthy and Pearl Agbenyezi blog about their internships with MHADRI and maHp.

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PHOTOVOICE: ‘Un/Settled’

November 12, 2018 0 Comments

Photographer and maHp artist fellow Sydelle Willow Smith recently talked to MA student Esther V. Kraler about her project ‘Un/Settled’ and the importance of creating dialogue amongst South Africans regarding white privilege in a post-Apartheid, post-rainbow nation, post-TRC South Africa.

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PHOTOVOICE: ‘Trolley Pullers’ in Jo’burg

November 1, 2018 0 Comments

Street Photographer and maHp artist fellow Madoda Mkhobeni in conversation with MA student Esther V. Kraler about documenting the daily life struggles of ‘Trolley Pullers’ who reside in inner-city Johannesburg and Soweto.

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PODCAST: Informal miners’ experiences in Gauteng

October 30, 2018 0 Comments

Political cartoonist and maHp artist fellow Carlos Amato in conversation with MA student Esther V. Kraler about his upcoming graphic novella around informal migrant miners’ experiences in Gauteng.

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Necessary Labour, Unwanted Humans: Migrant workers and Qatar’s FIFA World Cup

September 10, 2018 0 Comments

Some people are needed but undesirable. When ‘rich’ industrialised countries experience labour shortages, they turn to ‘poor’ developing countries and their people to fill these gaps. This is the premise of the documentary film The Workers Cup: Inside the Labor Camps of Qatar a Tournament for Workers.

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Izwi Lethu (Issue 16, 2018)

September 6, 2018 0 Comments

In this issue, as with the previous ones, Izwi Lethu: Our Voice continues to advocate for the decriminalisation of sex work and educate not only Sisonke members but also other sex workers and the general public about the challenges encountered in the industry.

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Screening of The Workers Cup film documentary

August 14, 2018 0 Comments

We invite you to the screening of the documentary The Workers Cup: Inside The Labor Camps of Qatar A Tournament for Workers, which will be followed by a discussion with one of the producers of the documentary Ramzy Haddad.

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Carlos Amato

August 13, 2018 0 Comments

Carlos Amato is a political cartoonist. Carlos will produce a graphic novella – about 20 pages long – focused on the life of informal miners in Gauteng.

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Cherae Halley

August 13, 2018 0 Comments

Cherae Halley is an Applied Theatre Practitioner and will be using an Applied Theatre methodology called Playback Theatre as a tool for research and to build community among migrants and nationals in Johannesburg.

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Madoda Mkhobeni

August 13, 2018 0 Comments

Madoda Mkhobeni is a Street Photographer and for over a decade has been documenting the daily life struggles of people who reside in inner-city Johannesburg and Soweto.

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Sydelle Willow Smith

August 13, 2018 0 Comments

Sydelle Willow Smith is a photographer/video director working across Africa focusing on memory, migration and identity.

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Container

June 7, 2018 0 Comments

Directed by Simon Wood and Meghna Singh, “Container” takes a hybrid approach to documenting the experiences of migrants risking everything in search of a better life, presenting their stories through a unique combination of virtual reality and installation art.

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Oncemore Mbeve

June 4, 2018

Oncemore Mbeve holds a BA in Social Work and Masters of Arts in Psychology Research and Coursework and is currently enrolled for a PhD at the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS).

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Want to know more about migration?

May 14, 2018 0 Comments

What are the causes and consequences of migration and displacement? What methods of enquiry are appropriate for studying migration? Are migration and human mobility in Africa different from similar processes elsewhere?

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‘Youth On The Move: Reframing and representing youth migration’ conference

April 16, 2018 0 Comments

Youth migration is becoming an increasingly important phenomenon in transnational migration studies. However, when it is discussed there is a normative assumption that parental neglect is the cause. On April 13 an interdisciplinary conference – titled ‘Youth On The Move: Reframing and representing youth migration’ – sought to disrupt the adult bias in migration literature.

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Richman Mutono

April 5, 2018 0 Comments

Richman Mutono current, since 2018,MA Migration & Displacement) MA Research report: Cross-Border movements : A source of transfer of diseases – A real challenge for the South African health care system. Supervisor: Jo Vearey

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María-Teresa Gil-Bazo

March 18, 2018 0 Comments

Dr María-Teresa Gil-Bazo is a Senior Lecturer at the Newcastle University’s Law School, and an External Expert of the European Asylum Office (EASO). She qualified as a lawyer in 1993 and is a member of the Spanish Bar Council.

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Repoliticizing international migration narratives? Critical reflections on the Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration and Development

March 12, 2018 0 Comments

This paper draws on Pécoud’s international migration narratives (IMN) as an analytical framework to examine the Global Forum on Migration and Development’s Civil Society Days (GFMD-CSD).

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8 projects to increase vital knowledge about women’s health

March 8, 2018 0 Comments

To mark International Women’s Day 2018, the Wellcome Trust Foundation highlights the Migration and Health Project Southern Africa (maHp) as one of the vital projects it funds to explore the health experiences of women from different backgrounds around the world.

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Call for Artist Fellowships

March 6, 2018 0 Comments

maHp is looking to award up to five Artist Fellowships. The fellowships aim to support work that explores the role of art in promoting migration and health related research, and new knowledge uptake through public engagement. Closing date 31 March 2018.

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Call for Papers: Needs and Care Practices for Refugees and Migrants

February 13, 2018 0 Comments

In partnership with Ghent University’s Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR) maHp will be hosting this first annual conference on Needs and Care Practices for Refugees and Migrants in Belgium on 17-19 September.

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‘MoVE 2017: Two Arts-based Research Projects’ exhibition launch

February 1, 2018 0 Comments

VIDEO: On 21 November 2017 the ”Two Arts-based Research Projects’ exhibition was launched at the Workers’ Museum (Newtown).

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Izwi Lethu (Issue 15, 2017)

January 24, 2018 0 Comments

This is the last issue of Izwi Lethu of 2017. Our reporters have worked hard throughout the year to bring you stories from meetings, creative spaces, and our community.

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Call for applications: Part-time Research Assistant

January 24, 2018 0 Comments

The Migration and Health Project Southern Africa (maHp) is looking for research assistant to work on a public engagement project. This position would suit a doctoral student in their first year of registration working on migration and health. Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm, Wednesday 31st January 2018.

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Izwi Lethu (Issue 14, 2017)

January 23, 2018 0 Comments

It was just the month of the celebration of women in the world and roses are still all over! Our Izwi Lethu team has been hard at work to bring you this edition.

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Evaluation of the Option B+ PMTCT programme for HIV-positive mothers

November 24, 2017 0 Comments

maHp PhD candidate Melanie Bisnauth presented her research on the ‘Evaluation of the new Option B+ PMTCT programme for HIV infected women at hospital facilities’, at the AIDSImpact Conference, held earlier this month in Cape Town. These are the findings she builds on for her doctoral research.

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MoVE 2017: Two Arts-based Research Projects

November 13, 2017 0 Comments

The MoVE method:visual:explore project of the African Centre for Migration & Society (at Wits University) is holding an exhibition that showcases two visual and narrative research projects conducted in 2016 and 2017.

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Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute

November 13, 2017 0 Comments

The Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) is a leading African research institute focusing on sexual and reproductive health, HIV and vaccine preventable diseases.

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Sonke Gender Justice

November 12, 2017 0 Comments

Sonke Gender Justice is a nonpartisan, non-profit organisation, established in 2006 with a mission to create the change necessary for men, women, young people and children to enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships.

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Solidarity Center

November 11, 2017 0 Comments

The Solidarity Center’s program in South Africa aims to improve the lives of working people, particularly the most vulnerable—farm workers, domestic workers, migrant workers and women workers—who face long-standing barriers to sharing the country’s economic prosperity.

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Section 27

November 10, 2017 0 Comments

Section 27 is a public interest law centre that seeks to achieve substantive equality and social justice in South Africa.

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Nazareth House

November 9, 2017 0 Comments

Nazareth House is a non-profit, charitable organisation, which has served the communities in South Africa for over 130 years. The Sisters of Nazareth have opened their doors to the poorest of the poor in caring for the sick, destitute, aged and under privileged, orphaned children.

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Migrant Workers Union of South Africa

November 8, 2017 0 Comments

The Migrant Workers Union of South Africa (MIWUSA) is an advocacy group to help migrants in South Africa enjoy decent working conditions.

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