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Overcoming the impossible: The plight and victories of refugee women living in South Africa

Theirs was a journey of hope as they travelled from the Great Lakes region (DRC, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda) seeking a better future in South Africa. Many of them are civil war refugees and victims of ethnic tribal violence. Since the 1960s, the Great Lakes region has experienced conflicts that havemarked its difficult transition from …

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Zimbabwe Solidarity Forum Statement on the 1st edition of the Zimbabwe Global Solidarity Day

On the 1st Zimbabwe Global Solidarity Day which coincides with international peace month as well as the assertion of heritage in South Africa, Zimbabwe Solidarity Forum- South Africa (ZSF-SA) recognises the milestones achieved in peace building, democracy and human rights in the Southern African Development Community region after the fall of decades of apartheid rule …

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AFRICA DAY STATEMENT:A TIME TO DEEPEN DEMOCRACY, PEACE, DEVELOPMENT AND UNITY AMONG AFRICA AND ITS PEOPLE

On May 25 1963 the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was formed in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. On this day the African leaders that met from the 32 countries represented agreed to change the date of the Africa Freedom Day from 15 April to 25 May. Since that day Africa and Africans from around the …

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Press Statement on the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Global Pandemic

Following the announcement by President Ramaphosa of a national state of disaster regarding the COVID-19 virus, public concern about the outbreak by South African residents and citizens is fully understandable. As an organisation dedicated to conflict mitigation and community peace, ACTION Support Centre believes it is paramount for everyone to remain calm and not to …

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ACTION Support Centre visits displaced refugees at Lindela Repatriation Centre in Krugersdorp

A group of predominantly refugee women, men and children have been staying at Lindela Repatriation Centre in Krugersdorp following an incident in October 2019 were they were forcibly removed from the front space of the UNHCR offices in Pretoria. The refugees include nationals from Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia. Representatives of …

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