Cape Town Press Release Special Permits Issued to Angolan Former Refugees

Press Release: Special Permits issued to Angolan former refugees

Angolan former refugees, who have been living in South Africa for decades, are being issued
Angolan Special Permits (ASP) by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) following years of
precarious legality in the country. Whilst we welcome and celebrate the issuance of ASPs, we share
the concerns of these former refugees around their futures – the ASPs expire in 2021 and are nonrenewable. Read our press release here.

Cape Town Scalabrini Launches New Case Against Home Affairs

Scalabrini launches new case against Home Affairs

The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town (SCCT) and Somali Association of South Africa (SASA) along with our legal representatives the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) have launched a new case against the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) in regards to its non-compliance with orders of the court regarding the operations of the Cape Town Refugee Reception Office (CTRRO).

Cape Town Youth & Statelessness in South Africa

Youth & Statelessness in South Africa

The Scalabrini Advocacy Programme works with several cases of individuals who are at risk of statelessness. A stateless person is someone who is not considered as a national by any state under the operation of its law. In other words, they have no nationality at all.

Cape Town Refugee amendment act draft

Do you know the difference between a refugee and a migrant?

Scalabrini has published two posters that clarify the difference between a refugee and a migrant.
The posters also seek to raise awareness around the rights and responsibilities of migrants and refugees in South Africa.