Xenophobia isn't keeping immigrants out of SA – here are the latest, if contentious, numbers

2020-02-17 13:59

South Africa now has one of the larger immigrant populations in the world – despite some confusion about where they come from.

Foreign refugees in South Africa have just been banned from political activity – as SA builds 'a paper wall' against immigration

2020-01-03 15:13

Refugees who vote in their country of origin without permission – or engage in any political activity in SA – can now be deemed illegal foreigners as a result.

EU chief Juncker criticises 'way of life' title for new commissioner

2019-09-12 14:03

EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker has weighed into a growing row over the title given to the bloc's new commissioner in charge of migration, who has been charged with "Protecting our European Way of Life".

FACT CHECK: Do 8 professionals leave South Africa for every one that comes in?

2019-06-26 07:00

A radio show on South Africa’s “brain drain” heard that for every single professional that migrates to the country, eight others leave. But is there a way to prove that this is true? Africa Check reports.

Botswana president likens elephants to European migrants

2019-04-16 20:44

The president of Botswana, the nation with the world’s largest elephant population, likened the country’s travails with its numerous pachyderms to the number of Africans who have migrated to Europe to find a better life.

Tanker hijacked by rescued migrants arrives safely in Malta

2019-03-28 16:48

A Maltese special operations team has boarded a tanker that had been hijacked by migrants it rescued at sea, and returned control to the captain, before escorting it to safety in a Maltese port.

Austrian leader watches on as AU chair laments Europe's failure to sign migration pact

2018-12-18 16:01

AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has expressed disappointment at the failure of some European countries to sign a recent global compact that will help manage migration around the world.

Hillary Clinton says Europe needs to stop taking in migrants — and people aren't happy about it

2018-11-24 15:45

Hillary Clinton is facing backlash after telling Europe to try to calm right-wing populism by refusing to offer "refuge and support" to migrants.

Tired and angry, migrant caravan splinters in Mexican state

2018-11-04 10:53

A 4 000-strong caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico has split up into several groups.

Thousands of US troops head for southern border

2018-10-30 09:19

The Pentagon is deploying 5 200 active-duty troops to beef up security along the US-Mexico border, officials have announced, in a bid to prevent a caravan of Central American migrants from illegally crossing the frontier.


Nearly 1 000 migrants forced back to Libya since start of year: UN

2020-01-15 08:58

Heavy clashes have spurred a growing exodus of migrants from Libya, but nearly 1 000 intercepted at sea have been forced to return to the war-ravaged country since January 1, the UN said on Tuesday.

TAKE A LOOK: Massive 'super-groups' of whales are travelling along SA's West Coast

2019-12-04 14:41

Large super-groups of Humpback whales, reaching as many as 150 per group, are gathering off Dassen Island, some 45 kilometres south of Saldanha Bay.

The US government is testing surveillance balloons that could track multiple vehicles from 20 kilometres up, day or night

2019-08-03 10:48

In a newly discovered FCC filing, it was revealed that the US government is testing surveillance balloons in the US this summer.

Turkey coastguard: Eight dead after migrant boat sinks off coast

2019-06-17 13:23

Turkish coastguard says 31 people were rescued, it's believed they were travelling to the Greek islands.

About 3 000 super-rich left SA in the past 10 years - report

2019-04-16 05:00

About 3 000 super-rich - those with wealth of about R14m or more - migrated from South Africa over the past 10 years, according to a New World Wealth report.

'Desperate' situation off Libya as rescued refugees 'hijack' ship

2019-03-28 10:23

Concern mounts after Italy vows to keep tanker allegedly hijacked by rescued refugees and migrants out of territorial waters.

Defend humanity, reject migration policies that kill

2018-12-16 06:00

Many people across the world are taking a stand for humane migration policies. We've seen people welcome asylum seekers into their homes. Will this happen in South Africa too? ask Joanne Liu and Liesbeth Schockaert.

WATCH: Controversial operation to strengthen US border against migrant caravan

2018-11-23 09:44

These images give an amazing inside look at the controversial operation to strengthen the US border with Mexico.

Home Affairs in court after official tears up child’s passport

2018-11-01 07:06

The Department of Home Affairs is once more embroiled in a legal battle - this time for declaring a visa application by a Zimbabwean child fraudulent and banning him from returning to SA for five years.

Asylum seekers allege their passports are withheld until they buy tickets to Zim

2018-09-21 14:39

Rejected asylum seekers have accused home affairs officials at the Desmond Tutu Refugee Centre in Marabastad, Pretoria, of refusing to return their passports unless they showed a Zimbabwe-bound bus ticket first.

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