Posts Tagged ‘REFUGEES’

Outstanding coverage of the reasons behind the violence in May 2008 [South Africa] http://www.dispatch.co.za/article.aspx?id=297984 Refugees: City goes to court http://www.capeargus.co.za/index.php?fArticleId=4877984 ‘I tried to hang myself twice’ http://www.capeargus.co.za/index.php?fArticleId=4877960 The case of De Doorns is indeed the early warning of recurring xenophobia in South Africa and should serve as a wake-up call. http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/ASAZ-7PYGEQ?OpenDocument One-stop 72-hour process to […]


LATEST information on the South African xenophobia refugee status of affairs – articles and URLs to articles on the ongoing dreadful saga. I am entering them as I receive them [via email] I wish there was a website I could give you where you can find all the following info if I find one i […]


UN Body To Probe [their] Staff In Sout Africa The Geneva head office of the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) has launched an inquiry into complaints made against its local staff. A three-member panel will fly to South Africa to conduct the inquiry, the UNHCR’s Antonio Guterres said yesterday. In the wake of […]



2 300 displaced people by the May xenophobic attacks remained in three consolidated camps – Provincial government – gave the refugees the option of reintegrating or going back to their home countries – will close all the camps by end of September. Refugees to receive money for rent – By Francis Hweshe Refugees in camps […]


Bloody Marvellous! Read the response to UNHCR attack – endorsed by Mike Louw, Cosatu, ALP, TAC, UCT, MSF, PSAM, HST, ARASA, OUT, RHRU, SWEAT, CSPRI, ALN, SCAT, Sonke Gender Justice plus comments at the end of it BIZLINKS’ REQUEST: PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THE FOLLOWING WIDELY! Hi All The press statement released on Friday 19 September by […]





May 28, 2008 …I can’t get the stench of urine out of my nostrils. It’s the smell of fear, anger and humiliation. I smelt it last night, when I spoke to the refugees outside Caledon Square police station. I saw it running thick in the gutters a couple of feet away from where people were […]