Posts In: Covid-19 resources

VIDEO: Framing migration during the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa: a 12-month media monitoring project

November 8, 2021 0 Comments

At the International Journal of Press/Politics Virtual Conference (13-16 September 2021), maHp/African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS, Wits University) postdoctoral fellow Thea de Gruchy presented a paper (co-authored with Thulie Zikhali, Jo Vearey and Johanna Hanefeld) titled: ‘Framing migration during the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa: a 12-month media monitoring project’.

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MiCoSA Issue Brief #4 – Migration and Covid-19: New and continuing concerns with South Africa’s response to the pandemic

October 28, 2021 0 Comments

This is the fourth in a series of issue briefs that explores the implications of Covid-19 and the South African response to the pandemic on migration and for migrant and mobile communities in South Africa.

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Five key take home messages from the high-level dialogue on Covid-19 vaccine access for migrant and mobile populations in South Africa

September 14, 2021 0 Comments

The Migration and Coronavirus in Southern Africa Coordination Group (MiCoSA) recently (on 25th August) held a high-level dialogue on the access of the Covid-19 vaccine for migrant and mobile populations in South Africa.

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Covid-19 and People on the Move in Africa

July 1, 2021 0 Comments

This week’s issue of ACCORD’s Covid-19 Conflict and Resilience Monitor features a piece from ACMS. The article reflects on the impact of Covid-19 on marginalised populations which include migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people (IDPs), who have been some of the worst affected during the pandemic.

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Covid-19 and Migration Governance in Africa

June 14, 2021 0 Comments

This is the second in a series of occasional papers that explore the implications of Covid-19 and responses to the pandemic on migration and for migrant and mobile communities on the African continent.

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MiCoSA Issue Brief #3 – Migration and Disability in South Africa: Considering the impacts of Covid-19

June 10, 2021 0 Comments

This is the third in a series of issue briefs that explores the implications of Covid-19 and the South African response to the pandemic on migration and for migrant and mobile communities in South Africa.

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Migrants and the Covid-19 Vaccine Roll-out in Africa: Hesitancy and Exclusion

June 8, 2021 0 Comments

This occasional paper examines the current state of the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out in Africa (as of June 2021), with a particular focus on the attitude and behaviour of states and other key stakeholders towards the inclusion of international migrants.

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Virtual Engagement and Knowledge in Context: Migration Health Research Communications in South Africa during Covid-19

October 27, 2020 0 Comments

UoE student and maHp intern Rachel Benavides gives a synopsis of her MSc International Development research project titled ‘Virtual Engagement and Knowledge in Context: Migration Health Research Communications in South Africa during Covid-19’, which she conducted as part of her internship at the ACMS.

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MiCoSA Issue Brief #2 – Migration and Covid-19: A review of South Africa’s policy response to the pandemic

July 11, 2020 0 Comments

This is the second in a series of issue briefs that explores the implications of Covid-19 and the South African response to the pandemic on migration and for migrant and mobile communities in South Africa.

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MiCoSA Issue Brief #1 – Migration and Covid-19: Emerging concerns with South Africa’s response to the pandemic

July 11, 2020 0 Comments

This is the first in a series of issue briefs that explores the implications of Covid-19 and the South African response to the pandemic on migration and for migrant and mobile communities in South Africa. 

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Services for refugees and migrants in Covid-19 lockdown

May 20, 2020 0 Comments

Do you need legal or psycho-social assistance during the national Covid-19 lockdown and ongoing pandemic? See this infographic and list of services for refugees and migrants during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Migration Health Evidence Portal for COVID-19

April 30, 2020 0 Comments

The IOM Migration Health Research Portal has established an interactive, open-source, searchable, repository of research publications on COVID-19 in relation to migrants, migration, and human mobility.

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Coronavirus: APO Group to support African governments in the fight against COVID-19

April 20, 2020 0 Comments

APO Group, the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, recently announced they will support the dissemination of coronavirus-related information from African governments to the press and public.

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Refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants in SA know your rights during Covid-19

April 10, 2020 0 Comments

LHR and CoRMSA recently tweeted an information sheet about the rights that refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in South Africa have during this Covid-19 national lockdown.

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Wits COVID-19 dashboard goes continental

April 8, 2020 0 Comments

Wits University’s COVID-19 dashboard has grown with new data features, including snapshot views of how the pandemic is spreading in Africa, as well as statistics showing world trends, being added.

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Report Xenophobia in Times of COVID-19

April 8, 2020 0 Comments

Have you experienced any form of discrimination in relation to COVID-19 because of where you come from, your nationality and/or ethnicity? Then report your experiences to Xenowatch.

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COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

April 8, 2020 0 Comments

The South African government has set up an online resource portal to specifically share information about the Covid-19 / coronavirus pandemic, as it relates to the country.

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Scalabrini Centre COVID-19 Information Sheets

April 7, 2020 0 Comments

The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, a non-governmental organisation that offers development and welfare programmes to the migrant and local communities of Cape Town, has recently produced information sheets about Covid-19 and the 21-day national lockdown regulations in multiple languages (namely Swahili, Shona, French, Lingala, Portuguese and English).

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