Posts In: refugee

B Camminga talks transgender refugees in South Africa

May 10, 2019 0 Comments

“Transgender people often cannot afford the luxury of invisibility” – maHp/ACMS postdoctoral fellow B Camminga discusses their book ‘Transgender Refugees and the Imagined South Africa’ with Nal’ibali.

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WAIT Midway Conference

February 25, 2019 0 Comments

Earlier this month (6th – 9th February) ACMS/maHp post-doctoral researcher B Camminga attended the WAIT project conference in Athens, and this is how the gathering unfolded.

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[Meeting Report] Global Forum on Bioethics in Research – “Ethics of research with refugee and migrant populations, 2017”

December 27, 2018 0 Comments

The global Migration, Health, and Development Research Initiative (MHADRI) members participated in the Global Forum on Bioethics in Research satellite meeting in Bangkok, Thailand in November 2017, to explore the “Ethics of research with refugee and migrant populations”.

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SEMINAR: Protection of Asylum Seekers, Refugees in South Africa

November 28, 2018 0 Comments

Susan Tolmay of Amnesty International South Africa (AISA) gave a presentation about the main factors that make it difficult for asylum seekers to claim and receive refugee status in South Africa.

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“Gender Refugees” in South Africa: The “Common-Sense” Paradox, in: Africa Spectrum

July 4, 2018 0 Comments

This article is the runner up for the UFS/AS Young African Scholars Award. Join us in congratulating maHp/ ACMS postdoctoral researcher B Camminga for this great achievement, along with their recent selection as one of the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans.

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Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

November 6, 2017 0 Comments

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.

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Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA)

November 4, 2017 0 Comments

The Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA), formerly known as the National Consortium for Refugee Affairs, is a registered non profit organisation tasked with promoting and protecting refugee and migrant rights.

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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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Metropolitan Nomads: A Journey through Joburg’s Little Mogadishu (2014)

May 10, 2017 0 Comments

This project takes a close 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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The bodies behind the ban

May 10, 2017 0 Comments

As we marked the first 100 days of a Trump presidency riddled by fear, fake news and chaos, it is worth reflecting on the bodies affected by some of the more harsh policies and rhetoric that have been unleashed by the new American president.

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Asylum as a Form of Life: The Politics and Experience of Indeterminacy in South Africa

According to the United Nations, in 2003 South Africa had the highest number of asylum seekers worldwide. Based on interviews with applicants or former applicants to refugee status as well as officials, adjudicators and activists, the authors propose to analyze asylum as a form of life, rather than as bare life.

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The Limpopo River and the Mediterranean Sea: Asylum Seeking and Migration Policing in South Africa and Europe

How is policing and securitising of refugee and migration policy in both South Africa and Europe creating new social divides and exclusions and exacerbating insecurity?

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