Hundreds of Cape Town refugees still sleeping in church, on pavement

2020-03-30 18:27

People were seen brushing their teeth and washing on the street after another night huddled on the pavement, in spite of regulations banning gatherings of more than 100 people.

Refugees in Cape Town Methodist Church pray for safety from coronavirus

2020-03-23 19:39

The hundreds of refugees sleeping inside a Cape Town church, who refuse to move, have been given gloves and hand sanitiser to help them counter the risk of contracting Covid-19 by donors.

UNCOVERED: Greece's secret camp where migrants are captured, stripped and beaten

2020-03-11 21:29

Greece has been detaining migrants and refugees, and sending them to a secret centre just a few hundred metres from the border village of Poros, a New York Times investigation has revealed.

WATCH | Pandemonium in courtroom as refugee leader, 2 others arrested in alleged escape

2020-03-07 08:50

In this video footage, pandemonium breaks out in the court, and eventually a man is seen outside on the ground wailing and being lifted into a police van by a number of police officers.

Cape Town to host free 'revitalising' concert on Greenmarket Square following refugees' removal

2020-03-03 20:44

The City of Cape Town will be hosting a free concert on Greenmarket Square on Thursday to revitalise the area after refugees, who had been living there for months, were removed.

UNHCR stands firm on Cape Town refugee situation

2020-03-02 19:25

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees reiterated it will not be able to resettle the large group of refugees involved in a stand-off with Cape Town's Law Enforcement Unit, which is preventing them from sleeping on pavements in the CBD.

Refugee mother still waiting for nine months of child grants after Sassa card stolen

2020-03-02 14:05

Annie Tshimanga, originally from Congo, lost nine months of child grants when she was robbed of her Sassa card in 2017. She is still fighting for the money she is owed.

WATCH: Stand-off between cops and Cape Town refugees after they move to second church

2020-03-01 18:47

Police and City Law Enforcement remove hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers from a second church after they are removed outside the Methodist church in central Cape Town.

Australian government denies SA 'refugee' applications

2020-02-29 14:06

The visas of a number of South Africans applying for refugee status have been denied by the Australian government, according to a report by the Saturday Star.

Methodist Church refugees have until Friday to sign up for verification

2020-02-25 21:37

The refugees and asylum seekers living in and around the Methodist Church on Greenmarket Square have until Friday to take up an offer to register for any assistance they may need, the City of Cape Town has said.


WATCH | Refugees holed up in Cape Town church appeal for shelter during lockdown

2020-03-25 16:02

Hundreds of refugees who are left in limbo after their eviction from the Central Methodist Mission church, have appealed to the City of Cape Town to move them to a safe space ahead of the nationwide lockdown.

Methodist Church preparing court order to remove refugees amid health, safety concerns

2020-03-20 06:38

The Methodist Church of Southern Africa is in the process of bringing an eviction order against hundreds of refugees, who have been living in its Central Methodist Mission in Cape Town since last year, on the grounds of health and safety.

Refugees will be sent back if Cape Town sit-ins continue, home affairs warns

2020-03-10 18:43

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has warned that refugees conducting a sit-in at Cape Town's Central Methodist Church and near a police station will be sent back to their country if they continue.

City of Cape Town wants to know why sit-in refugees aren't being arrested

2020-03-05 16:32

The City of Cape Town is going back to court to get clarity on why the police are refusing to arrest a group of refugees for allegedly being in contempt of court by sleeping in public - a violation of the city's by-laws.

Refugees set up new camp near Cape Town CBD police station

2020-03-03 14:05

About 200 refugees and asylum seekers have continued their Cape Town sit-in, this time around the corner from the Cape Town Central police station.

Police move in once again to move refugees from a Cape Town park

2020-03-02 14:05

Law Enforcement officials keep an eye on a group of refugees and prepare to once again move them, this time from a park in central Cape Town.

WATCH | Nowhere to go: Refugees removed from second church in Cape Town

2020-03-02 13:10

A group of Cape Town refugees who lived around the Central Methodist Mission Church have been forcibly removed from the premises of yet another church in the city centre. Watch.

Cape Town refugees: Cops move in to remove informal structures outside Methodist church

2020-03-01 13:26

Refugees living around the Central Methodist Mission Church in Cape Town are currently being removed along with their belongings.

Denmark to resume taking in refugees

2020-02-27 18:32

Denmark will accept at least 30 refugees in the coming days as it reactivates a UN quota plan it suspended in 2016, authorities say.

Countdown starts for by-law order affecting Cape Town church refugees

2020-02-25 05:41

The countdown has begun for the start of an interim interdict that could see the City of Cape Town clamping down on cooking, washing, and sleeping outside the Central Methodist Church on Greenmarket Square.

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