ARTICLES RELATING TO MIGRANTS

60 000 people cross Beit Bridge border post into South Africa in 24-hour period

2020-01-10 20:00

Thousands cross the Beit Bridge border post into South Africa in a 24-hour period last week.

No chickenpox deaths at Methodist Church, but hygiene situation dire

2020-01-02 17:50

The hygiene situation at the Methodist Church in Cape Town is dire as a leadership dispute among refugees complicates matters.

Asylum seekers accuse Pretoria police of taking bribes

2019-12-13 16:07

Police have urged asylum seekers, who claim they are forced to pay bribes at Pretoria Central police station, to lay a formal complaint.

City of Cape Town to apply for interdict against foreign nationals seeking refuge in Methodist church

2019-12-09 05:36

The City of Cape Town is expected to apply for an urgent interdict against foreign nationals conducting a sit-in at the Central Methodist Mission for allegedly flouting health and safety by-laws.

WATCH | 41 migrants found alive in refrigerated truck in Greece

2019-11-04 21:35

Forty-one migrants have been found alive in a refrigerated truck in northern Greece, say police, who arrested the driver.

Motsoaledi says children of migrants should be in school

2019-10-23 15:31

Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi has told a joint meeting of the portfolio committees on home affairs and cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs every child needs to go to school.

INFOGRAPHIC | 7 000 Nigerians denied visas - who else is SA rejecting?

2019-10-21 22:31

President Cyril Rampahosa's administration has overseen an increase in the number of visa application denials compared to the final year of Jacob Zuma's presidency.

Numbers swell outside UN offices in Cape Town as foreign nationals demand evacuation over safety fears

2019-10-17 17:30

A crisis is brewing in Cape Town's CBD after more than 1 000 people made camp in an arcade, demanding that the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) evacuate them from South Africa due to safety concerns.

Why SA has a shortage of doctors and nurses

2019-10-14 21:12

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says the demand for health services in South Africa is increasing and funds to address the change are limited mainly due to the continuous rise of immigration and the increasing burden of disease.

Nigerian migrants struggle to reintegrate after Libya ordeal

2019-09-17 12:45

Emerging from her ordeal, Gloria considers herself "privileged". Last year, the 26-year-old left Nigeria with four other women, dreaming of a better life in Europe.

 

Another refugee leader in court as talks to resolve Methodist Church stalement continue

2020-01-06 20:02

A second leader of the refugees and asylum seekers living in the Methodist Church in Cape Town has appeared in court.

Tension mounts amid refugee leadership tussle at Cape Town church

2019-12-30 21:04

The Police released a stun grenade to stop heated arguments in front of the church on Greenmarket Square, where self-appointed guards were controlling access.

ZimThrive initiative to host homecoming event to encourage nationals living abroad to return home

2019-12-12 08:17

A Zimbabwean initiative dubbed ZimThrive will host an event aimed at urging countrymen living in South Africa to return home through a "homecoming extravaganza" to be held in April.

Dozens of migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania: UN

2019-12-05 11:52

At least 58 migrants drowned as their boat sank near the Mauritanian coast after a week at sea, the International Organization for Migration said Thursday.

MUST WATCH | Tortured, raped and trafficked - African migrants find themselves in hell

2019-10-30 10:36

Thousands of African migrants, ushered to Yemen by smugglers, find themselves in the particular hell of Ras al-Ara. There, many are raped or otherwise tortured by traffickers who demand more money from the families they left behind.

Mashaba slams 'dysfunctional' Home Affairs on documentation of migrants

2019-10-22 15:47

Outgoing Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has asked Parliament to help ensure that the "dysfunctional" Department of Home Affairs discharge is duties in terms of documenting foreign nationals.

WATCH | Mexico deports over 300 Indian migrants to New Delhi

2019-10-18 16:04

Mexico has deported 311 Indian nationals to New Delhi, the National Migration Institute (INM) said, calling it an unprecedented transatlantic deportation.

Two migrants found dead on northern French beach

2019-10-15 05:40

The bodies of two young Iraqis have been found washed up on a beach in northern France a first in a region where migrants are taking to boats in growing numbers to try reach Britain.

EU ministers in Malta to thrash out new migrant system

2019-09-23 14:39

Interior ministers from four EU countries will meet in Malta to try to work out an automatic system to determine which countries will welcome migrants rescued in the central Mediterranean.

Italy arrests 'torturers' after migrants denounce Libya camp horrors

2019-09-16 19:27

Italian police have arrested three people accused of the kidnap, torture and trafficking of migrants hoping to set sail from Libya to Europe.

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