The question of housing, among the other challenges that migrants face, is an issue that highlights how often we discuss challenges faced by poor South Africans, while ignoring the complexities that make the situation of migrants that much more complicated. For example, migrants face huge difficulties with documentation. Without proper identification, or proof of age or origin, can be problematic when it comes to accessing housing, getting a job, or registering a child for school. This problem was raised at our Roundtables in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, and is something that CPLO plans to take up in 2018.
L-R: Fr Matsepane Morare SJ (Researcher, CPLO), Mr Brilliant Nyambi (Youth Coordinator, Africa Unite), and Mr Makusha Hupenyu (Coordinator, Catholic Archdiocese of Durban Refugee Pastoral Care)