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Scalabrini is closed. All services at the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town have been postponed due to the Covid-19 virus until further notice. Please check our Facebook page ( for further announcements. 

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Infographic and Explainer: UIF TERS Scheme

This short article and infographic explain the COVID-19 Temporary Employee / Employer Scheme (C19 TERS ...

Scalabrini Centre releases the 2019 – 2020 Annual Report

Download the Annual Report Directors report This has been a year of intense positivity and ...

Anya Sass: Advocacy Programme Volunteer

Anya volunteers in the Scalabrini Advocacy Programme. This placement serves as a bridge between her experiences, ...

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 ...

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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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