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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. 

For reliable information on the Covid-19 virus, visit or message ‘hi’ on WhatsApp to 060 012 3456 – the official government COVID-19 support service.

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#HelpingHandsSGBV Information, Resources and Organisations

Our #HelpingHandsSGBV campaign looks at how Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) in South Africa affects ...

From silence to empowerment with Adonis Musati | #HelpingHandsSGBV

As the manager of the counseling centre and Women’s Empowerment Programme at Adonis Musati Project, Sylvie Mbebe has been the first point ...

Scalabrini court victory for people seeking asylum in South Africa

Home Affairs has been interdicted from implementing certain provisions of the Refugees Act and new ...

The Building Blocks to Empowerment | #HelpingHandsSGBV

Getting to know ourselves  “I would describe Women’s Platform as a space where women learn about who they ...

A painting you cannot imagine: Learning and growing from a difficult marriage | #HelpingHandsSGBV

Our #HelpingHandsSGBV campaign looks at how SGBV in South Africa affects children and adults from other countries. For non-South Africans, there can ...

#FarFromHome: Blaise

Welcome to our global #FarFromHome series: reflections on the time of Covid-19 from people who ...

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English School
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Employment Access
SUPPORT for foreign nationals who are legally entitled to look for work in South Africa.

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Goods: Film on spaza shops’ role under lockdown

Today we release a new mini-documentary, Goods, which explores the vital role ...

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 ...

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