Cape Town church refugees: City granted order to enforce by-laws

2020-02-17 12:47

The Western Cape High Court has granted the City of Cape Town an order prohibiting refugees and asylum seekers living in and around the Central Methodist Mission church from interfering with City officials.

Protesting foreign nationals held at repatriation centre have legal status to be in SA - Home Affairs

2019-12-05 11:51

The Department of Home Affairs has announced it has verified the status of foreign nationals who protested outside the offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Pretoria in November.

Cape Town refugees want Pretoria group freed to join 'mass exodus'

2019-11-19 17:43

The foreign nationals taking shelter in the Cape Town Methodist Church want people who were arrested in a sit-in similar to theirs at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' premises in Pretoria, to be released to join them on their "mass exodus".

Home Affairs committee chairperson Bongani Bongo condemns violence by refugees

2019-11-18 20:48

The chairperson of the portfolio committee on home affairs, Bongani Bongo, condemned "in the strongest terms" the acts of violence by refugees at the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town and outside the offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Pretoria.

We are tired, we do not like this South Africa anymore, says asylum seeker

2019-11-16 19:29

Therese Walu's eyes welled up as she recalled the last time she shared dinner with her whole family, 19 years ago, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UNHCR in talks with refugees after they forced their way onto its premises

2019-11-14 20:21

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has engaged in talks with refugees who forced their way into its offices in Pretoria.

Police called in as refugees jump UNHCR walls in Pretoria

2019-11-14 11:18

Gauteng police say they will remove a group of refugees who have moved onto the premises of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' offices in Pretoria.

Refugee sit-in: national, provincial SAPS commissioners join court application for their removal

2019-11-07 18:39

An urgent court application to remove refugees, who are staging a protest in Pretoria, has been postponed again, following an application by the national and provincial police commissioner to join the case.

'Let them bring coffins' - Refugees camping outside UNHCR offices in Pretoria will not go willingly

2019-11-05 18:24

Refugees who have been staging a sit-in outside the UNHCR offices in Pretoria say they are not going to budge, ahead the outcome of an urgent application to remove them that is being heard in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Cape Town church provides refuge to foreign nationals violently moved by cops

2019-10-30 17:52

Hundreds of foreign nationalls sought refuge in Cape Town's Central Methodist Church after police fired stun grenades to get them out of the arcade where they were holding a sit-in outside UN offices.


City of Cape Town to begin 'enforcement operations' against Greenmarket Square refugees

2020-01-09 15:39

The City of Cape Town will soon begin 'enforcement operations' against the group of refugees camping outside the Central Methodist Church in Greenmarket Square, says Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith.

38 refugees being held at Lindela, following UNCHR removal, seek asylum, court hears

2019-11-21 17:00

The Department of Home Affairs, through its legal representative, has informed the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that it has undertaken the verification process of refugees who were camped outside the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria.

Refugees charged with trespassing may face additional public violence charges

2019-11-18 21:38

More than 180 refugees, who have been charged with trespassing, may also face an additional charge of public violence following their removal from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria.

Asylum-seekers held on trespassing charges in Pretoria

2019-11-18 05:10

The police have detained more than 180 foreign nationals for storming the UN refugee agency in Pretoria, where they had been staging a sit-in protest, police said Saturday.

Government urges refugees at UNHCR offices in Pretoria to obey court order to vacate premises

2019-11-14 22:20

The government has urged refugees occupying the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria on Thursday to abide by the court order which has given them three days to vacate and disperse.

SA can't force refugees on other countries, says Home Affairs dept

2019-11-14 15:58

South Africa cannot force any country to take refugees or asylym seekers, says the deputy minister of home affairs.

Refugee sit-in: Demonstration not illegal, say the police

2019-11-12 20:18

The police believe refugees who are staging a protest outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria are exercising their constitutional rights and that the gathering is not illegal.

Refugees order Gift of the Givers out of Methodist Church in Cape Town

2019-11-07 07:05

The Gift of the Givers have been told by foreign nationals seeking refuge at a church in Cape Town that "their services are no longer needed".

Pretoria homeowners head to court in bid to remove refugees camping outside UNHCR offices

2019-11-04 18:30

Homeowners from upmarket suburbs in Pretoria are heading to court in an attempt to remove refugees who are staging a sit-in outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices.

City of Tshwane wants goverment to assist with refugees camped outside UN offices

2019-10-30 16:18

The City of Tshwane is seeking intervention from the government to resolve the impasse involving refugees who have settled outside the UN offices in Pretoria.

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