Zimbabweans Living in South Africa

Posted: 15th April 2010 by admin in Remittance Research
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After discussing Zimbabweans living in South Africa the other day, I read a hopeful article about an organization in Cape Town helping Zimbabwean refugees. The Adonis Musati Project (AMP) was named after a young Zimbabwean boy who died of starvation on the streets of Cape Town in 2007, while awaiting his asylum papers. The article goes on to say, “He is just one of untold numbers of mainly Zimbabwean refugees who have become the often forgotten victims of South Africa’s refugee plight, where thousands of people are left without food or shelter while trying to gain legal asylum.” The Project aims to help Zimbabweans meet their basic needs such as securing housing, food, and job assistance. They also offer computer classes and training, an important step in helping Zimbabweans send money home. Having access to online money transfer companies, such as Mukuru.com will be instrumental in protecting and promoting the remittance corridor between South Africa and Zimbabwe.