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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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A week of migration & health in Joburg: Where are we? Where do we go?

August 7, 2019 0 Comments

Last week, the Lancet Commission on Migration and Health’s Report – The health of a world on the move– was formerly launched in South Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).

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Southern Africa needs better health care for women and girls on the move

August 1, 2019 0 Comments

Health responses need to take on board the fact that the number of women and girls migrating across borders as well as within countries is growing.

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Challenges of the Migration and Integration of Ethiopian Entrepreneurs to South Africa

July 7, 2019 0 Comments

This ACMS policy brief gives an overview of a study undertaken under the auspices of the Migrating Out of Poverty Research Consortium (MOOP) at the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), which explored the migration industry that attends the migration of Ethiopians to South Africa.

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

June 24, 2019 0 Comments

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

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Bua Modiri (2019)

June 24, 2019 0 Comments

Bua Modiri is Setswana for “speak out worker”. The name was chosen by a group of sex workers during a Sisonke meeting. Participants in this project were asked to focus on messages specific to their occupation.

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Me, them, us: Building belonging with young people on the move

June 21, 2019 1 Comment

maHp research associate Thea Shahrokh and civil society partners reflect on the recently held one-day symposium on ‘Building Belonging with Refugee and Migrant Young People’.

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Inception meeting: Migration, gender and health system responses in South Africa – A focus on the movement of healthcare users and workers

June 21, 2019 0 Comments

MHADRI and maHp interns from the University of Edinburgh report on the inception meeting for the international grant-funded project “Migration, gender and health system responses in South Africa”.

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Towards a framework for multisector and multilevel collaboration: case of HIV and AIDS governance in South Africa

June 3, 2019 0 Comments

Informed by the findings of the research on implementation of the multisectoral response to HIV in South Africa, and drawing from the existing literature; the authors propose a framework for multisector and multilevel collaboration.

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Is it time to phase out UNDESA’s regional criterion of development?

May 23, 2019 0 Comments

This article shows that whether migrant stocks appear to be increasing or decreasing in developing countries depends on three factors: whether a regional or an economic criterion of “development” is used, whether volume is expressed in absolute numbers or as a percentage of total population, and whether the data include refugees and asylum seekers.

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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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Sex Work, Migration, and Human Trafficking in South Africa: From polarised arguments to potential partnerships

April 30, 2019 0 Comments

This paper draws on research with sex workers and a sex worker organisation in South Africa, as well as reflections shared at two Sex Workers’ Anti-trafficking Research Symposiums. In so doing, the authors propose the further development of a Sex Work, Exploitation, and Migration/Mobility Model that takes into consideration the complexities of the quotidian experiences of migration and selling sex.

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Decriminalising sex work is the only rational choice to end stigma, discrimination and violence against sex workers

April 30, 2019 0 Comments

Marcel van der Watt’s recent opinion piece on the effects of decriminalising sex work in South Africa makes such outlandish claims that it’s tempting to ignore him, if what he wrote wasn’t so disturbing and misrepresentative of the sex workers’ rights movement.

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How not to draw a comic book about zama-zamas

April 24, 2019 1 Comment

maHp artist fellow Carlos Amato reflects on his positionality as a political cartoonist documenting the lived experiences of zama-zamas.

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‘Skeptics’ and ‘believers’: anti-trafficking, sex work, and migrant rights activism in South Africa

April 23, 2019 0 Comments

Very little is known about activism, as it relates to the issue of migration in South Africa. This paper fills this gap by exploring multi-level policies and advocacy experiences of activists working on migration in a post-colonial context of South Africa through the lens of key contestations around the trafficking discourse in South Africa from 2005 to 2018.

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Urban health in Africa: A critical global public health priority

March 28, 2019 0 Comments

This paper argues that a focus on urban health in Africa is urgently required in order to support progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other global and regional public health targets, including Universal Health Coverage (UHC), the new Urban Agenda, and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

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After the handover: Exploring MSF’s role in the provision of health care to migrant farm workers in Musina, South Africa

March 13, 2019 0 Comments

Using qualitative methodology and a case study approach, this paper traces the development of the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) mobile clinic programme in Musina, exploring the changing relationship between MSF and the state.

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Mwangaza Mama

March 11, 2019 0 Comments

Read and download for free the Mwangaza Mama project e-book.

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THE MISSING: Zimbabwe – She’d Never Leave Her Son Behind

March 7, 2019 0 Comments

Our postdoctoral fellow Stanford Mahati is interviewed in this film documentary about a Zimbabwean woman Nomalanga Ndlovu, who went missing while traveling back to South Africa.

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The globalisation of trafficking and its impact on the South African counter-trafficking legislation

March 4, 2019 0 Comments

In this article, the authors consider what influenced the development of South Africa’s 2013 Prevention and Combatting of Trafficking in Persons Act (TiP Act) as just one example of migration policy-making.

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Sex work and condom use in Soweto, South Africa: a call for community-based interventions with clients

February 26, 2019 0 Comments

Despite public health interventions targeting sex workers in an attempt to increase condom use, HIV still remains a significant health issue for those involved in the sex industry in many countries. In this paper, the authors analyse data collected as part of an ethnographic study of sex work in Soweto, South Africa.

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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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Urban Health in Johannesburg: Migration, Exclusion and Inequality

February 19, 2019 0 Comments

In this issue, insights into how migration and mobility are mediating health within an African urban context are brought together.

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Zimbabwean migrant domestic worker activism in South Africa

January 18, 2019 0 Comments

In this paper, maHp doctoral researcher Kuda Vanyoro, seeks to understand how Civil Society Organisations in South Africa facilitate the stay and protection of Zimbabwean migrant domestic workers (MDWs) through their activism.

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CfP for 8th European Conference on African Studies (Edinburgh, 11-14 June 2019)

January 9, 2019 0 Comments

The call for papers for the 8th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS) themed ‘Africa: Connections and Disruptions’, is now open with the deadline for abstracts being Monday, 21 January 2019 (11pm CET).

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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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Izwi Lethu (Issue 17, 2018)

December 13, 2018 0 Comments

This issue brings us to the end of 2018 with a reflection on Sisonke’s 8th Annual National Meeting, and celebrates the movements resilience.

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“We Fit in the Society by Force” Sex Work and Feminism in Africa

December 12, 2018 0 Comments

Drawing from two qualitative studies with two African sex worker groups in 2014 and 2015 — the South African movement of sex workers called Sisonke, and the African Sex Worker Alliance (ASWA) — this paper unpacks what it means to be an African sex worker feminist.

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PODCAST: Vearey responds to Motsoaledi’s comment about ‘foreign nationals’ overcrowding SA’s health system

December 7, 2018 0 Comments

BBC World Service asks Associate Professor Jo Vearey to respond to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s comment about ‘foreign nationals’ overcrowding SA’s public health system.

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Transgender Refugees and the Imagined South Africa: Bodies over Borders and Borders over Bodies

December 7, 2018 0 Comments

This book tracks the conceptual journeying of the term ‘transgender’ from the Global North — where it originated — along with the physical embodied journeying of transgender asylum seekers from countries within Africa to South Africa and considers the interrelationships between the two.

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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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PODCAST: Are foreigners affecting our healthcare?

November 27, 2018 0 Comments

Associate Professor Jo Vearey of the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS, Wits University) discusses whether foreigners are really affecting South Africa’s public healthcare system on 702’s ‘The Best of Afternoon Drive with Joanne Joseph’. Listen to their interview below:

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ACMS as a Centre of Excellence in Mobility and Migration

November 25, 2018 0 Comments

Fifteenth November 2018 saw the launch of the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) as the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA)’s Centre of Excellence in Mobility and Migration.

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Multisectoral (in)action: towards effective mainstreaming of HIV in public sector departments in South Africa

November 23, 2018 0 Comments

The authors of this paper reflect on progress made in mainstreaming HIV in non-health sector departments, exploring factors that have enabled and hindered the process.

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Interns identifying gaps in migration and health research

November 13, 2018 0 Comments

Exchange students Holly McCarthy and Pearl Agbenyezi blog about their internships with MHADRI and maHp.

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