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Applications for our 2017 MA are open

The closing date has been extended to 30 September 2016

The African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) at the University of the Witwatersrand invites graduate students to apply to undertake an MA in Migration and Displacement with us in 2017.

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Launch of Xenowatch

Monitoring Xenophobic Violence in South Africa

ACMS and iAfrikan cordially invite you to the launch of Xenowatch, a newly-created platform to monitor xenophobic threats and violence across South Africa.

Wednesday 10 August 2016 at 14:00

The Wits Club on the West Campus at the University of the Witwatersrand

Please RSVP to Lenore.Longwe@wits.ac.za by 5 August 2016

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SA Research Chair answers questions about the 2016 elections

Professor Loren Landau is featured on four videos on the Wits University website

Professor Loren Landau, SA Research Chair in Mobility & the Politics of Difference at ACMS, is one of several #Wits Experts featured in YouTube videos in the #WitsVotes section of the university's website.

Each #WitsExpert has answered a number of questions in short one-minute videos in advance of the local government elections on 3 August 2016. These are the questions that Professor Landau answered:

Why are the 2016 Municipal Elections important?
Can domestic migration influence the elections?
What factors will influence voters in the elections?
Do voters trust their ward councillors?

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Seminar: Livelihood strategies of Congolese residents in Cape Town

ACMS Meeting Room, SH 2163, SE Wing, 2nd Floor, Senate House, Wits

'Between Political Asylum and Economic Migration: Livelihood Strategies of Congolese Residents in Cape Town, South Africa'

The seminar will be presented by Chizuko Sato (Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, IDE-JETRO, Japan).

Tuesday 2 August 2016: 12.45 - 1.45 pm   Abstract and biography

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Seminar: Rejecting political opportunism

the humanitarian crisis and migration policing in the European Union and southern Africa

Lunchtime seminar Tues 19 July 2016 12.45 - 13.45

ACMS Seminar Room

The African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) will present a lunchtime seminar by Sharon Ekambaram entitled 'Rejecting political opportunism: the humanitarian crisis and migration policing in the European Union and southern Africa'. ...

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