Entries by Kim

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.

Press Release | Home Affairs fails to abide by Supreme Court of Appeal Order

The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town (SCCT) and the Somali Association of South Africa (SASA)
are disappointed that the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has failed to re-open the Cape
Town Refugee Reception Office (RRO), as ordered by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in
September 2017. Read our press release here.

Stories from Lawrence House: Fred

Lawrence House is a registered child and youth care centre based in Woodstock, Cape Town. Lawrence House can accommodate up to 25 children and youth and specialises in the care and protection of unaccompanied foreign minors and refugee children, as well as of children who have experienced trauma.

What happens to youth who, upon reaching independence, have left Lawrence House? We meet Fred, who spent several years of his childhood at the children’s home.

Stories from Lawrence House: Ashalina

Lawrence House is a registered child and youth care centre based in Woodstock, Cape Town. Lawrence House can accommodate up to 25 children and youth and specialises in the care and protection of unaccompanied foreign minors and refugee children, as well as of children who have experienced trauma. What happens to youth who, upon reaching independence, have left Lawrence House?

We meet Ashalina, who spent several years of her childhood at the children’s home.

Stories from Lawrence House: Kelly

Lawrence House is a registered child and youth care centre based in Woodstock, Cape Town. Lawrence House can accommodate up to 25 children and youth and specialises in the care and protection of unaccompanied foreign minors and refugee children, as well as of children who have experienced trauma.

We meet Kelly, a former volunteer and current donor to Lawrence House.

Stories from Lawrence House: Romina

Founded in 2005, Lawrence House is a registered Child and Youth Care Centre providing care and protection to unaccompanied foreign minors and refugee children. We meet Romina Meneghetti who is the senior child and youth care worker at Lawrence House.

We are Capetonian Series #4: Marcela Guerrero Casas

We are CapeTonian is a collaboration between Cape Town Partnership and the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town that celebrates migrants’ contributions to the economic and cultural vibrancy of Cape Town. By creating a space to hear a different story each month, we hope this series will enhance and challenge common perceptions of migration. Here we speak with Marcela Guerrero Casas, originally from Colombia.

We are Capetonian Series #3: Frank Mukendi

We are CapeTonian is a collaboration between Cape Town Partnership and the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town that celebrates migrants’ contributions to the economic and cultural vibrancy of Cape Town. By creating a space to hear a different story each month, we hope this series will enhance and challenge common perceptions of migration. Here we speak to Frank Mukendi originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

We are Capetonian Series #2: Mavelous Bunu

We are CapeTonian is a collaboration between Cape Town Partnership and the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town that celebrates migrants’ contributions to the economic and cultural vibrancy of Cape Town. By creating a space to hear a different story each month, we hope this series will enhance and challenge common perceptions of migration. Here we speak with Mavelous Bunu originally from Zimbabwe.

We are Capetonian Series #1: Patrick Nzinga

We are CapeTonian is a collaboration between Cape Town Partnership and the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town that celebrates migrants’ contributions to the economic and cultural vibrancy of Cape Town. By creating a space to hear a different story each month, we hope this series will enhance and challenge common perceptions of migration. Here we speak with Patrick Nzinga originally from Angola.