In October 1985, in an operation to arrest stone throwers, the Joint Operation Command consisting of the South African Police, South African Railway Police and South African Defense Force, disguised as railway workers, hid in crates on the back of a railway truck and ambushed the communities of Athlone and Crossroads. Five youths were killed and men, women, children and toddles were wounded in the operations known as the Trojan Horse Massacres.
This podcast produced by the Human Rights Media Centre to commemorate World Refugee Day 2022, considers the ‘Right to Asylum’ and its implementation in South Africa. Representatives from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the South African Human Rights Commission, and two asylum seekers share their perspectives.
Episode One concerns the rights of asylum seekers and refugees living in Cape Town because documentation services were closed here by the Department of Home Affairs in 2012.
Join Epiphanie Mukasano as she delves into conversations around the delays and the opening of the new Refugee Reception Office, in April 2023 in Epping Cape Town, offering new hope for asylum seekers and refugees.
Episode Two explores naturalisation as one of three durable solutions to end refugee-hood.
Join your host Epiphanie Mukasano this World Refugee Month as she discusses issues surrounding Refugee status as temporary. Naturalisation is the long-term integration of refugees in the host or resettled country. Listen in to hear how South Africa is faring.
Episode Three centers around the struggles of women refugees. We explore how refugee women’s organising has made a difference!
Under the new regulation, refugees and asylum seekers can get their own files, if the primary applicant has gone or passed on.
We urge both men and women to listen to this podcast and share it widely with your networks!