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Infographic: Overstaying your visa

Our infographic explains the consequences overstaying your visa issued in terms of South Africa’s Immigration ...

Covid-19 Lock-down: Important information for refugees and migrants in South Africa

This webpage centralizes information that is important for refugee and migrant communities to know about ...

Victory in Covid-19 Social Relief Grant Court Case

Press Release: Celebrating a court victory – some of South Africa’s asylum seekers and special ...

Three insights on migration in a Covid-19 world : Bongani

The Scalabrini team works with migrants and refugees every day. With such deep expertise at hand, we take ...

Press Release: Scalabrini’s ‘abandonment’ court case challenges constitutionality of South African refugee laws

On 17 June 2020, the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, represented by Norton Rose Fulbright ...

Guide to Protecting Vulnerable Children in South Africa

Lawyers for Human Rights, CoRMSA and the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town have created a ...

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Migration in South Africa: three issues and three solutions video

On 29 October 2019, The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town presented to ...

What is the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town?

What is the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, and what services does ...

What is the Angolan Cessation?

Thousands of refugees fled from Angola to South Africa due to the ...

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