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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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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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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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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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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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Mwangaza Mama (2019)

March 14, 2019 0 Comments

Mwangaza Mama is a creative storytelling project that was undertaken in collaboration with a small group of cross-border migrant women living in Johannesburg. Inspired by previous MoVE work, the main aim of the two-year project was to learn more about migrant women’s everyday experiences of the city by including them in the production of knowledge about issues that affect them.

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MoVE projects and public/private distinction

August 21, 2017 0 Comments

Visual researcher Quinten Williams blogs about the discussions held with MoVE participants regarding which of their images and stories could be shared with an audience outside the projects.

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Examining the use of participatory visual and narrative methods to explore the lived experience of migrants in Southern Africa

August 10, 2017 0 Comments

In this paper, we explore the opportunities – and challenges – associated with visual research methodologies.

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Semantics in migration policy making and why they (should) matter

July 13, 2017 0 Comments

Researcher Kuda Vanyoro blogs about the recent Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), which was themed ‘Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration Now: Mechanics of a Compact Worth Agreeing to’.

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SeaM: Security at the Margins

May 10, 2017 0 Comments

Security at the Margins – SeaM – was a three-year partnership between the University of Edinburgh and the University of Witwatersrand. Our aim was to use innovative, interdisciplinary methods to explore (in)security on the urban margins in South Africa.  Our partnership was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the South Africa National Research Foundation (NRF).

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Participation in scientific committees

December 6, 2016 1 Comment

maHp team members participate as international experts in scientific and technical advisory committees relating to migration and health.

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Conferences and symposiums

December 6, 2016 0 Comments

maHp team members regularly participate in national, regional and international research conferences and symposia.

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Policy dialogues

December 6, 2016 0 Comments

In partnership with the Johannesburg Migrant Health Forum, maHp is hosting a series of policy dialogues on issues relating to migration, health, policy and practice.

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Policy making in context

December 6, 2016 0 Comments

Very little is known about what drives policy making in South Africa. This project investigates the making and effects of policy around migration and health for migrant farm workers in Vhembe District, Limpopo.

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HIV, mobility and migration

December 6, 2016 0 Comments

In this research project, the role of contemporary population mobility in mediating the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan African (SSA) is explored and recommendations for action to assist in strengthening responses to HIV – including the call for migration-aware programming – in the region will be made.

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Sex work is work

December 6, 2016 0 Comments

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.

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Shifting Families

December 5, 2016 0 Comments

This project examines the intersection of migration and family using multi-sited case studies in Johannesburg (South Africa), Fes (Morocco), and Berlin (Germany). The main aim of this project is to interrogate the notions and dynamics of African migrant families in the context of contemporary and multi-directional migration flows in three urban spaces.

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Independent Migrant Children

December 5, 2016 0 Comments

This qualitative study seeks to understand the different experiences and perspectives of migrant children who migrated to South Africa with regards to how they negotiate with different discourses of femininity and masculinity…

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Visualising Migration at Sea

August 8, 2016

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.

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Mothering and Families

August 8, 2016

Under this project we take migration as a lens to explore the ways in which forms of vulnerability, as created and shaped by the urban spaces of the city, are encountered and negotiated in the everyday city lives of migrant women…

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Young People, Migration & Health

August 8, 2016

This project engages with and explores the heterogeneous experiences of young migrants in order to understand how migration affects their lives, including overall health and well-being, belonging, gender, representation, and livelihoods.

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Mobility, deprivation and HIV risk

August 8, 2016

The overarching aim of this project is to conduct a large-scale study to inform the development of local level responses and programmes to address structural drivers of HIV targeting young people living in vulnerable urban environments as a key population in Malawi.

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Artisanal Small-Scale Mining & Well-Being

August 8, 2016

In this project we examine one form of informal work, small scale and artisanal mining and explore its connection to the urban economi(es), both formal and informal.

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