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LGBTI+ Asylum Seekers in South Africa: A Review of Refugee Status Denials Involving Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

April 26, 2021 0 Comments

Join the LRC, WLC, ALMN, and PASSOP for the public launch of their new collaborative report: LGBTI+ Asylum Seekers in South Africa: A Review of Refugee Status Denials Involving Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

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What does ‘home’ mean in the context of the urban housing crisis?

maHp/ACMS Associate Researcher Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon was recently invited by The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University to help answer the question: What does ‘home’ mean in the context of the urban housing crisis? Watch the full webinar here.

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Using WhatsApp messenger for health systems research: a scoping review of available literature

April 21, 2021 0 Comments

Globally, the use of mobile phones for improving access to healthcare and conducting health research has gained traction in recent years as rates of ownership increase, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, little is known about the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of WhatsApp as a tool for health research.

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VIDEO: Ensuring the Covid-19 Vaccine Reaches Undocumented Migrants

April 7, 2021 0 Comments

maHp/ACMS director Professor Jo Vearey recently presented at this M8 Alliance expert meeting titled, ‘Ensuring the Covid-19 Vaccine Reaches Undocumented Migrants’, which forms part of a webinar series leading up to the upcoming World Health Summit (October 24-26, 2021). Watch the full webinar here.

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OP-ED: No country for poor people – South African government must act on its motto of ‘saving lives and protecting livelihoods’

March 31, 2021 0 Comments

In this Daily Maverick op-ed, maHp/ACMS postdoctoral fellow Elsa Oliveira and research associate Rebecca Walker argue that, “government must support and protect all who live here, including foreign-born migrants”.

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VIDEO: Healthcare In Transit webinar

March 26, 2021 0 Comments

ACMS and MSF – in collaboration with MiCoSA – recently hosted a webinar titled ‘Healthcare In Transit: Quantifying the health needs of migrants across the Limpopo’. Download the research report and watch the online discussion here.

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WEBINAR INVITATION: The “covidisation” of migration and health research – Southern African consultation

March 25, 2021 0 Comments

The African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) in collaboration with the Migration and Coronavirus in Southern Africa Coordination Group (MiCoSA) would like to invite you to attend the Southern African consultation on the “covidisation” of migration and health research.

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PRESENTATION: The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on migrants and migration in South Africa

March 22, 2021 0 Comments

Last week, African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS, Wits University) director Professor Jo Vearey presented at this Department of Statistics South Africa webinar on ‘The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on migrants and migration in South Africa’. See her presentation here.

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MENTION: Migrants left vulnerable by Covid-19 pandemic, studies show

March 22, 2021 0 Comments

maHp/ACMS director Professor Jo Vearey was recently mentioned in this IOL News article recommending that government’s Covid-19 vaccine programme strategy include everyone – even migrants to ensure better success.

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WEBINAR: Healthcare In Transit: Quantifying the health needs of migrants across the Limpopo

March 17, 2021 0 Comments

Join us today (17 March 2021) at 1pm (SA time) webinar about the health needs of migrants in Limpopo. Beginning in late 2019, MSF in partnership with the ACMS, conducted over 1,375 detailed interviews with migrants and asylum-seekers across Beitbridge and Musina, documenting the health challenges they faced. MSF and ACMS, in collaboration with the MiCoSA, will be hosting this discussion on the project findings and their implications, including what this may mean in the context of Covid-19.

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WEBINAR INVITE: Ensuring the Covid-19 Vaccine Reaches Undocumented Migrants

March 9, 2021 0 Comments

maHp/ACMS director Professor Jo Vearey will be taking part in this M8 Alliance webinar on 30 March titled, ‘Ensuring the Covid-19 Vaccine Reaches Undocumented Migrants’, which is co-organised with the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM).

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Activism for Migrant Domestic Workers in South Africa: Tensions in the Framing of Labour Rights

February 11, 2021 0 Comments

In this article, maHp/ACMS postdoctoral researcher Kuda Vanyoro explores tensions in the ways in which non-governmental activism, as represented by trade unions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), frames the concerns of migrant domestic workers (MDWs) living in South Africa.

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WEBINAR INVITE: Present And Imminent: Crises And Complexity In Mexico And South Africa

February 9, 2021 0 Comments

maHp/ACMS director Professor Jo Vearey will be taking part in this South-South dialogue titled ‘Present and Imminent: Crises and Complexity in Mexico and South Africa’, organised by UNAM-Sudáfrica Centro de Estudios Mexicanos.

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VIDEO: Building capacity for research on migration and health

January 26, 2021 0 Comments

maHp/ACMS director, Professor Jo Vearey recently presented at the 6th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research panel session on ‘Building capacity for research on migration and health: A call to action’. Watch her presentation here.

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Refugees and migrants are vulnerable to ‘vaccine nationalism’ as host nations put their own citizens first

January 25, 2021 0 Comments

African Center for Migration and Society (ACMS) director, Professor Jo Vearey was recently quoted in this Thomson Reuters Foundation New’s article expressing her concern over possible “formal or de facto discrimination against undocumented migrants when it comes to vaccine access”.

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VIDEO: Borders, mobilities and immobilities in southern Africa

January 22, 2021 0 Comments

maHp/ACMS doctoral researcher Kuda Vanyoro was recently part of the Migration Policy Centre webinar on ‘Borders, mobilities and immobilities in southern Africa’. Catch his presentation by watching the full webinar here.

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OP-ED: Vaccine nationalism and migration: Implications for the (mis)management of Covid-19 in South Africa

January 21, 2021 0 Comments

As countries begin to roll out Covid-19 vaccination programmes, maHp/ACMS director Professor Jo Vearey argues there is no place for ‘vaccine nationalism’; that the principle of equity in global health access must be at the fore.

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PODCAST: Minister Aaron Motsoaledi hits back at border posts closure critics

January 19, 2021 0 Comments

President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced the closure of 20 land borders in a bid to limit the spread of the coronavirus. In this 702fm conversation with Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Professor Jo Vearey explains why shutting borders is not a helpful response to Covid-19.

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VIDEO: How the governments can deal with immigration during the Covid-19 pandemic?

January 15, 2021 0 Comments

maHp/ACMS Associate Professor Jo Vearey recently appeared on Newzroom Afrika urging African governments to deal with immigration during the Covid-19 pandemic collaboratively.

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PODCAST: Bietbridge humanitarian crisis

January 14, 2021 0 Comments

On the Beitbridge border posts hundreds of Zimbabweans have been captured waiting for days in the line to escape the thirty day hard lockdown that was recently implemented. maHp/ACMS director Professor Jo Vearey spoke to Channel Africa about this humanitarian crises.

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OP-ED: Drones, dinghies and an army helicopter – why the state’s new toys won’t help South Africa’s response to Covid-19

January 14, 2021 0 Comments

According to CMS/maHp director Jo Vearey, Sally Gandar, Rebecca Walker and Francois Venter, the government’s decision to focus on tracking, detaining and deporting migrants as they cross into South Africa is at the expense of the many systemic challenges faced in accessing documentation – including Covid certificates.

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How migration-aware was South Africa’s initial response to Covid-19?

December 9, 2020 0 Comments

UoE student and ACMS/maHp intern Robin Arendse shares a summary of her MSc in Global Health Policy dissertation, which asked the question, ‘How migration-aware was South Africa’s initial response to Covid-19?’.

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Statement on Covid-19 and Migration Governance in Africa

December 3, 2020 0 Comments

Associate Professor Jo Vearey recently presented at the 67th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR). Watch and read the full submission here.

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PHOTO-ESSAY: The Endless Journey

November 27, 2020 0 Comments

The African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) is excited to launch The Endless Journey, a photojournalism project documenting the experiences of migrants with disabilities in South Africa.

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Option B+ Program for the Prevention of Vertical Transmission of HIV: A Case Study in Johannesburg, South Africa

October 29, 2020 0 Comments

The purpose of this research project by maHp/Wits Public Health doctoral student Melanie Bisnauth et al. was to explore the impact of the Option B+ PMTCT program on the work of healthcare professionals, and to also understand pregnant HIV-positive women’s views and experiences with ART for life, as a way to better manage the Option B+ PMTCT program.

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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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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.

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

October 12, 2020 0 Comments

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’.

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WEBINAR: Migrants and Vulnerabilities during the Covid-19 Pandemic

October 12, 2020 0 Comments

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.

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Marooned: Transgender Asylum Seekers in Johannesburg

October 5, 2020 0 Comments

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.

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

September 29, 2020 0 Comments

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.

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PODCAST: Academic Digest – Sex Work and Feminism in Africa

September 23, 2020 0 Comments

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?’

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ACMS postgrad applications open

September 15, 2020 0 Comments

The African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) invites graduate students to apply to undertake the programmes in Migration and Displacement with us.

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

August 23, 2020 0 Comments

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.

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CfP: Special Issue – (Re)imagining Research, Activism, and Rights at the Intersections of Sexuality, Health, and Social Justice

August 23, 2020 0 Comments

This special issue of Global Public Health seeks to bring scholars, activists, allies, and artists together to (re)imagine research and activism in the complex and divisive terrain of sexuality, health, and rights.

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The City Otherwise: The deferred emergency of occupation of inner-city Johannesburg

This article draws on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Johannesburg between 2011 and 2019 in inner-city unlawful occupations and temporary emergency accommodation sites. These are often referred to as “hijacked buildings”…

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WEBINAR: Child trafficking in South Africa – exploring the myths and realities

August 13, 2020 0 Comments

The Centre for Child Law (CFCL) invites you to join the launch of the ‘Child Trafficking in South Africa: exploring the myths and realities’ report on Friday, 21 August 2020, 10:00-11:30 (SAST).

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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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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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SeaM: Security at the Margins

July 6, 2020 0 Comments

Read and download for free the SeaM – Security at the Margins project e-book.

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