Posts In: migrants

Lifeline to LGBTQI+ migrants, refugees and asylum seekers

September 17, 2021

The African LGBTQI+ Migration Research Network (ALMN) and the Gala Queer Archive, both located at Wits, joined forces at the onset of Covid-19 to establish an emergency relief fund to mitigate the adverse effects of the virus on the LGBTQI+ community. For their work, these organisations received nominations as Wits Heroes for going beyond the call of duty.

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PODCAST: Vaccination of undocumented migrants

August 5, 2021 0 Comments

Human rights groups and activists are calling on the country’s acting Minister of Health Mmamoloko Kubayi to follow international guidelines by making sure that the Covid-19 vaccination programme is inclusive. ACMS director Professor Jo Vearey has added her voice to the call. Find out why this is important by listening to her SAfm interview here.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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Metropolitan nomads: a journey through Jo’burg’s “little Mogadishu”

September 28, 2017 0 Comments

This article takes an intimate look at the everyday life of Somali migrants in Johannesburg, where collective stories of migration and survival interweave with individual desires and hopes of seeking a better life outside a country shattered by decades of internal conflict.

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Health care for migrants in South Africa

September 8, 2017 0 Comments

This flyer outlines the South African Constitution, Refugees Act and the National Health Act say about the health rights of migrants.

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Queer Crossings

December 2, 2016 0 Comments

Oliveira, E., Meyers, S. and Vearey, J. (eds) (2016) Queer Crossings.  MoVE and ACMS: Johannesburg

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“At Your Own Risk”: Narratives of Migrant Sex Workers in Johannesburg

November 10, 2016 0 Comments

Existing evidence indicates that cross-border migrant women sex workers in South Africa are often marginalized by state and non-state actors professing to assist them. Trafficking discourses frequently conflate migrant sex workers with…

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Empowering, invasive or a little bit of both? A reflection on the use of visual and narrative methods in research with migrant sex workers in South Africa

November 10, 2016 0 Comments

In this article, the author presents and discusses three participatory visual and narrative research projects that have been conducted with migrant men, women and transgender persons who sell sex in two provinces of South Africa and examine the suitability of these approaches.

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