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Psychosocial effects of forced migration

December 7, 2017 0 Comments

PODCAST: maHp/ ACMS Associate Professor Jo Vearey examines the effects of forced migration on people’s health and emotional well-being.

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Tango with HIV

November 30, 2017 0 Comments

PODCAST: In commemoration of World AIDS Day (1 December), maHp/ ACMS post-doctoral researcher Dudu Ndlovu shares her poem on HIV/AIDS.

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Celebrating sex workers’ stories at the Workers’ Museum

November 29, 2017 0 Comments

The Izwi Lethu team reflects on the recent launch of the MoVE: Methods: Visual: Explore exhibition at the Workers’ Museum.

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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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Making Research and Building Knowledge with Communities: Examining Three Participatory Visual and Narrative Projects with Migrants Who Sell Sex in South Africa

November 15, 2017 0 Comments and

In this chapter, maHp researchers Elsa Oliveira and Jo Vearey present and discuss three related participatory arts-based research projects conducted in partnership with Sisonke: the national sex worker movement in South Africa.

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FACT-CHECKED: 2 claims about slavery & ‘child prostitutes’ in SA

November 7, 2017 0 Comments

maHp/ACMS postdoctoral research fellow Becky Walker was recently quoted in this Africa Check report, which investigated claims on “child prostitutes” in South Africa.

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The burden of care

November 3, 2017 0 Comments

In a world and especially in a country where women’s bodies are systematically oppressed and violated – and where poor, black, foreign bodies are easily treated as disposable and unimportant – being a mother adds layers of fear, threat and physical and emotional burden.

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maHp on AMLive/SAfm “bad buildings” news insert

October 25, 2017 0 Comments

maHp associate Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon was recently interviewed for this AMLive/SAfm insert on “bad buildings” in Johannesburg, produced by Candice Nolan of SABCNews. [Permission to share this podcast was granted by the producer.]

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Implementing a multi-sectoral response to HIV: a case study of AIDS councils in the Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

October 24, 2017 0 Comments

This paper assesses the implementation of a multi-sectoral response to HIV in South Africa, through a case study of the Mpumalanga Province.

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Gender, violence, and sexuality: Collaborations for social justice at the intersection of academia, activism, and art

October 23, 2017 0 Comments

This blog post reflects on the “Gender, violence and sexuality: Collaborations for social justice at the intersection of academia, activism and art” symposium that took place earlier this year.

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Melanie Bisnauth researches HIV/AIDS infected women in South Africa

October 23, 2017 0 Comments

maHp/ACMS PhD candidate Melanie Bisnauth is featured in Maastricht University’s latest Master of Science in Global Health newsletter as an alumna, discussing her current doctoral research on HIV/AIDS.

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MoVE, participation, and partnerships

October 20, 2017 0 Comments

A consistent aspect of method:visual:explore projects (MoVE) has been the partnerships that create the conditions necessary for various projects to occur. Most MoVE projects usually occur in some partnership with a specialist social organisation, and sometimes, with another research body. This post takes stock of some of these connections.

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“Being Seen”: Reflections on an arts-based research project with refugee women in Johannesburg

October 16, 2017 0 Comments

Postdoctoral fellow Becky Walker reflects on the “Life in the City” arts-based research project, which explores the experiences of women who are migrants and mothers living in inner-city Johannesburg.

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Metropolitan Nomads: A Journey through Joburg’s Little Mogadishu

October 12, 2017 0 Comments

Read and download for free the Metropolitan Nomads: A Journey through Joburg’s Little Mogadishu project book.

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300 000 Joburg housing backlog

October 6, 2017 0 Comments

Wilhelm-Solomon and Thabo Maisela, the mayor of Johannesburg’s special advisor for priority projects, held an in-depth discussion on the housing crisis in Johannesburg with 702’s radio talk show host Eusebius McKaiser.

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Join the maHp team: 2x post-doctoral fellowships

October 4, 2017 0 Comments

Come join the Migration and Health Project Southern Africa (maHp) team! We are seeking to recruit two post-doctoral fellows.

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Meaningful Engagement, Not Militarisation, Is The Way Forward for Mashaba’s Johannesburg

Anthropologist Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon shares his insights on Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba’s visits to so-called “hijacked buildings” in the city.

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Metropolitan nomads: a journey through Jo’burg’s “little Mogadishu”

September 28, 2017 0 Comments

This article takes an intimate look at the everyday life of Somali migrants in Johannesburg, where collective stories of migration and survival interweave with individual desires and hopes of seeking a better life outside a country shattered by decades of internal conflict.

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Sex (work) and the City (tour)

September 27, 2017 0 Comments

maHp/ ACMS Masters student and intern Muluti Phiri blogs about the Asijiki Coalition AGM’s sex work city tour of Cape Town.

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Miners’ health dominates Swazi migration dialogue

August 29, 2017 0 Comments

maHp/ ACMS researcher Zaheera Jinnah reports on the National Dialogue on Migration, which was recently held in Swaziland.

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