Sonke host Creative Activism Training for The Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa

Our Policy Development & Advocacy (PDA) Unit hosted a Creative Activism Training for The Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA) and its affiliated organisations. The purpose was to teach those in attendance new and innovative strategies for activism to raise awareness on various migrant experiences in South Africa and advocate for more inclusive and human rights centred policies. On the last day of the training participants held a mock celebration of the reopening of the Cape Town Refugee Reception offices which were still closed at the time. We mock celebrated the beneficial outcome of the resumption of services with placards with statement such as “I can now open a bank account” because for as long as the services of the Cape Town Refugee Reception Office (CTRRO) are suspended migrants are unable to open bank accounts, secure tenancy, access health care or enrol their children in schools. The posters therefore reflected in inverse position to the status quo at the time.

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