IMMIGRATION

Court finds JHB “clean up” “cruel, humiliating, degrading and invasive”

Police raids in 2017/18 were unconstitutional and done with ulterior motives

By Tania Broughton - 3 July 2020

Immigrant tradesmen accuse police of harassment

Johannesburg Metro police say they are enforcing Covid-19 regulations

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 25 June 2020

Asylum seekers may apply for Covid-19 relief grant

Pretoria High Court rules against the Minister of Social Development

By Tania Broughton - 19 June 2020

Asylum seeker with spinal cord injury faces eviction from his shack

Markus Nyoni can no longer pay his rent because of the Covid-19 pandemic

By Tariro Washinyira - 12 June 2020

Refugee Act amendments increase probability of unlawful detention, says report

Lawyers for Human Rights to host webinar on Friday

By Zoë Postman - 11 June 2020

Covid-19: Bank accused of freezing asylum seekers’ accounts during lockdown

Refugees can’t renew permits because offices are closed

By Tariro Washinyira - 3 June 2020

Covid-19 pandemic leaves immigrants desperate for assistance

Thousands ask for food parcels

By Tariro Washinyira - 27 May 2020

Immigrant spaza shop owners asked for “donations” to protect them from criminals

This is extortion, say police

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 20 May 2020

Zimbabweans in SA welcome new service to send groceries home

“Mukuru Groceries has solved my problem” says mom whose children still live in Zimbabwe

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 May 2020
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Covid-19: Zimbabwean nationals ask to be repatriated

Consul General says the embassy is compiling a list of people willing to return to Zimbabwe

By Joseph Chirume - 22 April 2020
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Covid-19: Lockdown affords homeless shelter in Louis Trichardt

Shelter came as a relief, says a 23-year-old, who used to sleep at a car wash

By Bernard Chiguvare - 20 April 2020
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Police close immigrant-owned spaza shops “for their own safety”

“Police are only concentrating on road blocks” complains shop owner

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 17 April 2020
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Covid-19: Homeless, unemployed and stuck in South Africa

Limpopo moves people living on the streets into shelters

By Bernard Chiguvare - 8 April 2020
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Covid-19: City of Cape Town and national government bicker over housing of refugees

City claims Bellville site is not compliant with anti-virus regulations

By James Stent - 8 April 2020
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After the storm: protesting refugees settle in to marquee life

No city, province, or national officials at site

Text by James Stent. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 3 April 2020
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Police end five-month long occupation of Cape Town church

Protesting refugees moved to Bellville site

By James Stent - 2 April 2020