Krugersdorp, South Africa – Earlier this month, the UN refugee agency helped repatriate a first group of refugees who had been displaced by last May’s wave of xenophobic violence in South Africa and become unhappy with life in this country. More are likely to follow.
Abuja – Representatives of African governments, United Nations and other intergovernmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and other representatives of civil society will gather, from 24 to 26 August in the Nigerian capital Abuja, to discuss racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance in the run-up to a major conference on these issues which is scheduled to… Read More »
Johannesburg – As the deadline draws closer for the closure of temporary shelters set up by the Gauteng provincial government in South Africa for foreigners displaced in recent xenophobic attacks, Gloria*, a Zimbabwean asylum seeker, is still unsure where she will go. The Rifle Range temporary shelter in Johannesburg, which has been her home for… Read More »
From 18 – 20 August 2008, the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC) and the South African Department of Social Development host a conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the Victim Empowerment Programme (VEP) in South Africa.
Pretoria – The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Pretoria and the Human Sciences Research Council commemorated South African’s national Women’s Day on 6 August by organizing an exhibition in Pretoria titled, “Women Empowered”.