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New campaign to safeguard SA’s asylum-seekers

PRESS RELEASE: SIBANTU BANYE/WE ARE ONE PEOPLE: WORLD REFUGEE DAY CELEBRATION People’s Coalition Against Xenophobia launches actions to safeguard asylum-seekers in South Africa ahead of World Refugee Day Weekend event starts advocacy effort to protect asylum-seeker rights and pledge campaign to fight xenophobia 2016-06-16 JOHANNESBURG – On the eve of World Refugee Day (20 June), Read more >

Migrants have rights in refugee process

Dear Corruption Watch, So many immigrants seeking refuge, opportunity and a future in South Africa are greeted with contempt and “xenophobia” that it’s a wonder we still have so many applications for asylum. But I’m hearing that in addition to such indignities, refugees must pay bribes to become documented aliens. Don’t our laws protecting people’s Read more >

Challenging the system on behalf of refugees

By Valencia Talane Seeking solutions to the problem of corruption at refugee reception centres seems to be an increasingly challenging task for many organisations working in the field of refugee and asylum seeker rights. Hundreds of cases of vulnerable asylum seekers are documented regularly by such organisations with the hope that a change in policy Read more >