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Media Invite: SAHRC Mpumalanga Office hosts a workshop on the rights of migrant Children

Attention: Editors and Reporters

16 November 2022

The Mpumalanga Provincial Office (MPO) will be conducting a human rights capacity building workshop for Women in Traditional Leadership (Emakhosikati) as strategic stakeholders on the Impact of Migration and Equality on Children. Migration has a huge impact on children in that the enactment, implementation and any non-compliance with the migration laws affect migrant children as it does to their parents.

Detention of foreign nationals beyond the prescribed legal periods at police station holding cells has an adverse effect on the children’s right to family and parental care due to their parents being detained. Furthermore, it should be noted that it is not only migrant children who are facing challenges of not having appropriate documentation but also children who are born in South Africa and have not acquired appropriate legal documentation. This poses challenges for children to access services from schools, clinics, and social welfare institutions.

The MPO will therefore be conducting a workshop which is aimed at empowering Emakhosikati with information that will enable them to deal with challenges faced by migrant children in their respective communities.

The workshop is envisaged to be held as follows:

Date: 17 November 2022

Venue: The Winkler Hotel, White River

Time: 09h00 – 15h00



For queries contact SAHRC Mpumalanga Advocacy and Research Officer Ms. Margaret Salila on 013 752 8292/ 072 577 6679 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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