migrants

I Belong takes on the evil of statelessness

Four prominent South Africans have lent their support to the UNHCR's I Belong Campaign to end statelessness within a decade. Without a state, a person has no identity, and is denied access to basic human rights – even a death certificate – and is more vulnerable to human trafficking and persecution.

I Belong takes on the evil of statelessness

Four prominent South Africans have lent their support to the UNHCR's I Belong Campaign to end statelessness within a decade. Without a state, a person has no identity, and is denied access to basic human rights – even a death certificate – and is more vulnerable to human trafficking and persecution.

Cape bones add new chapter to human history

Out of Africa always something new, or in this case something very old. An ancient skeleton unearthed on the Cape's West Coast has provided a new DNA variant. Researchers have found he belonged to the earliest group of humans to diverge from "Mitochondrial Eve", our common ancestor.

Female refugees face particular problems

The difficulties facing refugees, asylum seekers and migrants are far greater for women. They often have no access to the economy and receive little or no help from the authorities and law enforcement when it comes to domestic abuse. Their plight has been highlighted during Women's Month.

Inner city kids learn about film

With Film + School, children from under-resourced schools are exposed to the art of storytelling through film. From the films, experts and their own exploration, they learn about genre and structure, including fiction, documentary and animated film.
 Education at the movies

Making do in Diepsloot

Johannesburg's far northern settlement is characterised by poverty and unemployment, yet locals - many of them migrants seeking a better life - have a strong sense of community, writes Mbhazima Lesego waka'Ngobeni.

SA ‘committed to helping asylum seekers’

South Africa is committed to ensuring that legitimate asylum seekers have their hopes, humanity and dignity restored when they seek protection in the country, says Deputy Home Affairs Minister Fatima Chohan.

Helping the SA Diaspora to give back

Acknowledging the important role the South African Diaspora can play in shaping the future of the country, Homecoming Revolution has launched an online giving community to enable South Africans living abroad to connect with thousands of good causes across the country.

The quick guide to South Africa

What languages do South Africans speak? Is South Africa a democracy? Are there big cities with modern amenities? Are the roads tarred? How far will my money go? ... You've got three minutes to spare? Here's the lowdown on why South Africa's going to surprise you.

Gordhan: time for talking is over

Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan delivered his mid-term budget policy speech before the National Assembly on 27 October 2010.