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Anne Marie: “You never forget the past”

Friday, July 16th, 2010 Posted in Countries, English, South Africa | No Comments »

REFUGEE SERIES: Anne Marie is not her real name. But after 16 years as a refugee and under renewed threat of xenophobic violence, she is still very afraid that being identified could lead to further upheaval, displacement or even death. By ...

S’tha: “I feel stateless, I don’t know where to go”

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 Posted in Countries, English, South Africa | No Comments »

REFUGEE SERIES: S'tha Ngwenya is a lawyer who fled Zimbabwe for both political and economic reasons. He believes that South Africa’s laws and its people are not on the same page. By Nicole Johnston Regional Media Coordinator Oxfam For many migrants and refugees ...

Jacques: “The end of this story may be very sad”

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 Posted in Countries, English, South Africa | No Comments »

REFUGEE SERIES: Secretary of the Coordinating Body for Refugees Jacques Kikonga Kamanda has been living in South Africa as a Congolese refugee for the past 12 years. He believes South Africa is a beacon of hope to Africa and the ...

Sulega: “A jail you have to pay to stay in”

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 Posted in Countries, English, South Africa | No Comments »

REFUGEE SERIES: Sulega Dahir has lived in South Africa in frustrating limbo for 15 years and feels there is no future for her children in this country. “I don’t have a passport so I can’t leave, but at the same ...

Refugees and migrants dread the end of World Cup

Monday, July 12th, 2010 Posted in Countries, English, South Africa | No Comments »

REFUGEE SERIES: Refugees and migrants in South Africa fear that come July 12 the solidarity displayed around the World Cup may have withered away. By Nicole Johnston Regional Media Coordinator Oxfam For many people in South Africa the end of the World ...

2010 World Cup: An opportunity for the entire African continent?

Monday, June 21st, 2010 Posted in English | 1 Comment »

By Gabriel DeBarros Angola Country Director The first FIFA World Cup to be held on African soil has begun and people from across the world have put aside their differences to focus on the continent for a brief period of 30 days, ...

A lifeline for HIV-positive people in Orange Farm

Monday, June 14th, 2010 Posted in Countries, English, South Africa | 1 Comment »

During a recent visit to South Africa, members of Liverpool Football Club visited Oxfam partner Let Us Grow, a centre that provides support to people infected with and affected by HIV and AIDS. By Nicole Johnston Regional Media Coordinator Oxfam GB During ...

Liverpool FC team up with Fair Play for Africa

Friday, May 21st, 2010 Posted in Countries, English, South Africa | No Comments »

English Premier League football giants Liverpool have teamed up with Oxfam and the Fair Play for Africa health campaign to hold coaching clinics for young people in South Africa. From May 19 to 22 the Liverpool FC’s Community Outreach department ...