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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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PODCAST: Why are migrants being excluded from SA’s response to Covid-19?

June 26, 2020 0 Comments

ACMS director Professor Jo Vearey chats to Radio 702’s Eusebius McKaiser. 

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PODCAST: African Dialogue, Effects of Covid-19 on Migration

June 15, 2020 0 Comments

ACMS director, Associate Professor Jo Vearey discusses the effects of Covid-19 on migration, on Channel Africa.

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The Migrant Nurse Dilemma (Creative Intervention)

June 10, 2020 0 Comments

In this article postdoctoral researcher Dudu Ndlovu offers a poetic transcription of an interview between a researcher and a migrant nurse.

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VIDEO: Coronavirus amid a vulnerable populace

April 15, 2020 0 Comments

Last night (14 April 2020) ACMS Professor Jo Vearey was interviewed by Godfred Akoto Boafo of Citi TV’s current affairs show ‘Face to Face’, about the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on migrants.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Full MA and PhD scholarships at ACMS

April 11, 2020 0 Comments

ACMS is seeking applications for full Masters and PhD scholarships offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of its ‘In-Region Scholarship Programme South Africa’. Closing date: 05 May 2020.

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BLOG: An apple a day… The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the livelihoods of informal food traders – a case of Mangaung

April 9, 2020 1 Comment

ACMS Masters student Sinoyolo Godongwana blogs about the plight of informal food traders in Mangaung, amid this unfolding global pandemic – Covid-19.

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How is the Corona pandemic affecting the lives of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants in South Africa and Canada? Two Protect researchers share their insights.

April 8, 2020 0 Comments

This is one of two blog posts where Protect researchers reflect upon how the Corona pandemic is affecting people on the move across the world. In this post, Professor Jo Vearey from Wits University and Professor Idil Atak from Ryerson University share their insights from South Africa and Canada.

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OP-ED: Covid-19 lockdown needs to protect inner-city communities

ACMS/maHp associate researcher Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon, and the general secretary of the Inner-City Federation Siyabonga Mahlangu argue that it is critical the police and army deployment for the Covid-19 lockdown not result in the persecution of residents of unlawful occupations.

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OP-ED: Why xenophobia is bad for the health of all in South Africa

April 3, 2020 0 Comments

South Africa mustn’t forget the public — and that includes migrants and refugees — in its public health response to COVID-19, writes ACMS director, Associate Professor Jo Vearey.

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A Creative Storytelling Project with Women Migrants in Johannesburg, South Africa (Dispatch)

April 3, 2020 0 Comments

In this dispatch ACMS/maHp postdoctoral researchers Rebecca Walker and Elsa Oliveira reflect on ‘Mwangaza Mama’, an arts-based storytelling project that they undertook in collaboration with a group of seven migrant women from across the African continent, who are now living in Johannesburg.

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OP-ED: Border walls don’t stop viruses. But this might

April 2, 2020 0 Comments

Both the United States and South Africa have punted increased border security as a way to curb the coronavirus outbreak. Here’s why South Africa should be thinking less about walls and more about amnesty as cases mount.

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As the middle-class posts lockdown selfies, how are the poor coping?

April 1, 2020 0 Comments

ACMS Masters student Shireen Mukadam speaks to the poor about the impact of the coronavirus and the national lockdown on their lives.

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OP-ED: Foreign migrants must be included in Covid-19 response

March 26, 2020 0 Comments

International solidarity, travel restrictions and the right to remain: why South Africa needs to actively engage all foreign migrants in its response to Covid-19.

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PODCAST: Winter is coming

March 23, 2020 0 Comments

ACMS director, Associate Professor Jo Vearey discusses South Africa’s responses to the Covid-19 pandemic on the ‘Monday Morning Meetings on Migration’ show.

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OP-ED: Hypocrisy in the time of Covid-19

March 18, 2020 0 Comments

ACMS director, Associate Professor Jo Vearey explains how the sanctimony of moving from blaming foreign migrants to now rendering them invisible in a critical public health moment will have implications for our response to Covid-19.

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VIDEO: Unfiltered: Coronavirus

March 18, 2020 0 Comments

ACMS Associate Professor Jo Vearey was recently part of an interview panel on the SABC News Unfiltered talk show that discussed migration and Covid-19 in South Africa.

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‘It’s about being safe and free to be who you are’: Exploring the lived experiences of queer migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa

March 16, 2020 0 Comments

In this article, maHp/ACMS doctoral researcher John Marnell, Elsa Oliveira and Gabriel Hoosain Khan draw on participant-created visual and narrative artefacts to offer insights into the complex ways in which queer migrants, refugees and asylum seekers living in South Africa negotiate their identities, resist oppression and confront stereotypes.

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PODCAST: Academic Digest: Exploring cross-border migration policies, ARV treatment continuity

December 19, 2019 0 Comments

Aldrin Sampear of PowerFM 98.7’s Power Talk/ Academic Digest show recently spoke to maHp/ACMS doctoral researcher Kudakwashe Vanyoro, whose MA study sought to understand the practices that frontline healthcare workers adopt to navigate a space of blurred policy, in relation to migration.

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PODCAST: Migration in Africa

December 17, 2019 0 Comments

ACMS director Associate Professor Jo Vearey discusses migration in Africa on Channel Africa’s ‘African Dialogue’ show.

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

December 17, 2019 0 Comments

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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Some thoughts about the Bua Modiri workshop encounter

November 5, 2019 0 Comments

In this blog post, maHp/ACMS artist and visual researcher Quinten Williams reflects on the recent Bua Modiri workshop encounter through the notions of combinations, expanded knowledge practices, and place-making.

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2x Post-doctoral Fellowships in Migration, Gender and Health Systems

October 25, 2019 0 Comments

maHp/ACMS is seeking to recruit two post-doctoral fellows to work on two research projects exploring migration, gender and health systems in South Africa. Applications close on 15th November 2019.

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In sickness and in health: why the Minister of Home Affairs has a duty of care to tackle endemic anti-foreigner sentiment

October 1, 2019 0 Comments

Many of South Africa’s government officials have contracted a dangerous, highly contagious and apparently incurable disease. Symptoms include espousing anti-foreigner sentiments and scapegoating non-nationals for failures of the state, while simultaneously denying that xenophobia exists in the country.

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Just Research? (Un)Seeing Politics in a Complex World

September 25, 2019 0 Comments

The third post of ‘The Disorder of Things’ blog symposium on Sophie Harman’s ‘Seeing Politics’ is by maHp/ACMS director Jo Vearey.

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Migration and health in Southern Africa Regional Symposium

September 24, 2019 0 Comments

maHp/ACMS doctoral researcher Edward Govere reports on the Regional Symposium on Gender, Migration, Health and Public Policy & South African Launch of the UCL-Lancet Commission Report on Migration and Health.

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Building alliances for the global governance of migration and health

September 16, 2019 0 Comments

Health governance has an important role in dealing with global migration, argue maHp/ ACMS director Jo Vearey and colleagues.

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PODCAST: 702’s ‘The Political Desk’ interview with Rebecca Walker

September 12, 2019 0 Comments

“To suggest that foreign nationals are grabbing jobs from South Africans is not supported by the research”, says maHp/ACMS postdoctoral fellow Rebecca Walker, during her recent interview with Talk Radio 702’s Bongani Bingwa, on ‘The Political Desk’ show, about xenophobia and migration in South Africa.

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‘When they come, we don’t send them back’: counter-narratives of ‘medical xenophobia’ in South Africa’s public health care system

September 5, 2019 0 Comments

This article argues that there is more complexity, ambivalence, and a range of possible experiences of non-nationals in South Africa’s public health care system than the current extant literature on ‘medical xenophobia’ has suggested.

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OP-ED: South Africa is burning: femicide, xenophobia and protests

September 5, 2019 0 Comments

Over the past few days South Africa’s major cities have burst into flames. This is not new. Co-ordinated and sporadic acts of violence linked to service delivery protests, xenophobic sentiments and public outrage are part of the DNA of post-apartheid South African politics.

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Responding to the health needs of migrant farm workers in South Africa: Opportunities and challenges for sustainable community‐based responses

September 4, 2019 0 Comments

This paper highlights the ways in which local interventions that mobilise community members can improve the access that rural, migrant farming communities have to healthcare.

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