Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme RMRP Videos
The spate of looting of foreign national's shops in Isipingo south of Durban has again thrown open the issue of xenophobia once again. Police say members of the community were allegedly looting shops owned by foreigners. To discuss the impact of xenophobia on the integration of migrants in South Africa we have in our Durban studios Nomagugu Mlawe. Shes an attorney with Lawyers for Human rights in the refugee and migrant rights programme.
Liesl Muller - head of LHR's Statelessness Project - discusses the issues around statelessness on Afrikaans channel KykNet.
Recent incidents of looting against 'foreign-owned' shops in Soweto, Kagiso and other parts of Gauteng, have sparked fears of xenophobic violence similar to that of 2008 resurfacing. What do we know about the contribution of ‘foreign-owned’ businesses to the township economy and South Africa?
The spate of looting of foreign nationals' shops in parts of Soweto has thrown open the issue of xenophobia once again. To discuss the impact of xenophobia on the integration of migrants in South Africa, SABC interviewed Patricia Erasmus from the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme at Lawyers for Human Rights.
LHR's Patricia Erasmus discusses the right to health care for migrants on the SABC's Newsroom.
Lawyers for Human Rights have been interviewed on SABC Newsroom about the violence witnessed at the Marabastad refugee reception office in Pretoria last week and outcome of a statelessness case.
Over the last two decades, thousands of Somalis fleeing civil war have migrated to South Africa, a country that grants freedom of movement to asylum seekers and refugees and the right to study or work. Many, like Abdul Abdullah a 27-year-old Somali refugee, support themselves by running small grocery stores in townships and informal settlements. But their status as foreigners leaves them vulnerable to violent crime and xenophobic attack. IRIN's latest film "Living under siege" tells Abdul's story.