Refugee Regulations in South Africa Are Trump-Like, Activist Says
South Africa's new rules governing asylum seekers and refugees could easily have been drafted by the Trump administration, says Sharon Ekambaram of Lawyers for Human Rights. The regulations, which forbid refugees and asylum seekers from engaging in any political activity, even if it concerns issues in their home countries, came into effect as part of the Refugee Amendment Act on 1 January.
Police arrest a refugee in Cape Town (file photo).
Exiled politicians living in South Africa have said that new refugee laws - which prohibit refugees from participating in political activities related to their countries of origin ... Read more »
Officers in Pretoria have forcibly removed migrants and refugees from the offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in a repeat of similar action seen at the ... Read more »
South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said that undocumented immigrants are flooding into the country and overburdening clinics and hospitals. Writing for Bhekisisa, ... Read more »