On Tuesday the 5th of May, SALO held a consultative meeting with DRC migrants and students at the University of Pretoria. The meeting was co-hosted with the African Union Students Alliance (AUSA).
The aim of the meeting was to explore challenges faced by this particular group of migrants and facilitate access to policy makers in South Africa. Various themes were discussed including the current spat of xenophobic violence, social cohesion, informal trade and the post-2015 development agenda (specifically security and access to justice) among other things. The meeting we successful in sensitising the policy makers who were present about challenges faced by migrants and in creating awareness among the migrants on institutional framework for recourse in case of violations of their rights.