19th-20th November

Muluti Phiri, CoRMSA advocacy officer is attending a facilitated discussion, hosted by Legal Resource Centre in Cape Town, on undocumented children accessing education. This discussion aims to bring together various stakeholders in the Western Cape working towards the realization of the right to basic education as well as to map out some of the challenges faced by undocumented learners and jointly strategize on intervening in order to improve access to education for all learners. 

20th November

The African Centre for Migration and Society, a CoRMSA member, is hosting their final seminar of the series. This weeks seminar is titled Barriers to asylum seekers claiming their rights in South Africa’s asylum management system by Susan Tolmay (Amnesty International South Africa)Susan Tolmay from Amnesty International South Africa will be giving feedback and insight into their research conducted in Refugee Reception Offices in South Africa. Follow the Facebook Event page here for more details

Last Week Updates:

CoRMSA along with other member organisations made submissions to the proposed regulations to the Birth and Death Registration Act. One of the main issues with these regulations is birth certificates will no longer be issued to foreign children but rather a ‘confirmation of birth’ certificate. Legal identity to key to accessing basic human rights, this regulation will cause further injustice for children accessing health care and education. Follow this signature campaign and press release for more details.

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