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Involving a series of unique research and public engagement projects, the Migration and Health Project Southern Africa (maHp) aims to explore (and evaluate) ways to generate and communicate knowledge in order to improve responses to migration, health and well-being in the SADC region. Multiple disciplinary perspectives, mixed method approaches, and the involvement of various stakeholders – including migrants themselves – are central.

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OP-ED: Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarized urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city. maHp/ACMS writing fellow Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon leans in on the discussions.

PODCAST: Child Trafficking in South Africa: Exploring the Myths and Realities

Listen to maHp/ACMS postdoctoral Rebecca Walker talk about the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Child Law (CCL) research report, ‘Child Trafficking in South Africa: Exploring the Myths and Realities’.

WEBINAR: Migrants and Vulnerabilities during the Covid-19 Pandemic

The University of the Witwatersrand’s Humanities Graduate Centre and the RReal Covid Project will be hosting this webinar titled Migrants and Vulnerabilities during the Covid-19 Pandemic on Monday, 12 October 2020, 14:00-15:30 SAST.

Marooned: Transgender Asylum Seekers in Johannesburg

In this chapter, drawing on research work begun with transgender refugees in 2012, maHp/ACMS postdoctoral researcher B Camminga unpacks what it may mean for transgender people, who can no longer move directly to Cape Town, to have to stay in Johannesburg.

Wits Pandemic Pangolin webinar: Human Rights and Fighting Discrimination during Epidemics

The Wits Pandemic Pangolin webinar series returns tomorrow, Wednesday 30 September, at 13:00 – 14:00 SAST. This week’s dialogue titled Human Rights and Fighting Discrimination during Epidemics takes up the way that Covid-19 has acted as a transmission belt of wider social anxieties around justice, equity and prejudice.

PODCAST: Academic Digest – Sex Work and Feminism in Africa

In this week’s edition of the Power Talk Academic Digest show, Aldrin Sampear speaks to maHp/ACMS doctoral researcher Ntokozo Yingwana about her Masters research that investigates and answers the question: ‘What does it mean to be an African sex worker feminist?’

Explore maHp Research Projects

Sex work is work

Sex work – the consensual sale of sex between adults – is an important livelihood activity for some migrants in South Africa. In this research area, we explore intersections between sex work, migration, health and well-being.

Woman is the thread: maHp intern covers the Mwangaza Mama book launch

maHp intern Elena Olivieri blogs about the launch of the Mwangaza Mama project book.

Visualising Migration at Sea

This arts-based research project aims to throw light on the world of oceanic mobilities and subaltern populations who get contained in states of suspension or drown in order to find a better life.

Moving Words: Exploring mobility and urban inclusion through poetry based methods

Find out more about the Moving Words Project, which is a two-year collaboration between the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Edinburgh.

#artsmethods

#artsmethods provides spaces for dialogue between the multiple stakeholders involved in developing, undertaking and sharing visual, arts-based research projects.

Telling the complex story of “medical xenophobia” in South Africa

maHp/ACMS doctoral researcher Kuda Vanyoro shares insights from his recent research on “medical xenophobia”, conducted in Musina. His study findings suggest that the experiences of non-nationals in South Africa’s public health care system are more complex and varied than implied by the dominant discourse on “medical xenophobia”.

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