social cohesion project in Katlehong (Ekurhuleni Municipality) posted on 05 Feb 2016
29th January 2016, ADF launched a social cohesion project in Katlehong (Ekurhuleni Municipality).
This project is supported by the French embassy in South Africa, the CCFD-TERRESOLIDAIRE.
The project which will last for 18 months, will cover the following townships : Katlehong, Alexandra, Orange Farm, Etwatwa, Diepsloot.
African migrants have been killed unlawfully by the South African police posted on 25 Jan 2016
African migrants have been killed unlawfully by the South African police service on regular basis. This evening of 24 January 2016 at 18h00
on ANN7, Marc Gbaffou ADF Chairperson and Johnson Emeka Chairman of ANIDSA denouncing the police brutality which claimed the life of another
migrant of Nigerian Nationality, Mr Daniel Chinedu Timothy, born 12 June 1982. He was murdered in the hands of the police on Saturday, 23rd January in
Kempton Park, East Rand, South Africa. The African Diaspora Forum (ADF) has requested a private investigation to shed light on the case.
ADF moves to bigger premises posted on 06 Jan 2016
The ADF offices have moved to new premises,
you can see the new office in the picture.
Our new addres is:
9 Harley Street
corner Old Harrow Road
ADF Will Continue to Defend Rights of Migrants - ADF Chairperson posted on 17 Dec 2015
The Chairperson of ADF has promised that the organization will continue to defend the rights of migrants in South Africa. Marc Gbaffou was speaking at the
end of year party for the organization December 12, 2015. “We appreciate commitment of members in 2015,a year worth remembering. We were up to the challenges.
Even if we are seen by some officials as troublesome organisation, we have to help continue defending rights of Migrants”, he said.
He also appreciated the support of… More…
ADF JOINS FRENCH EMBASSY SA TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY posted on 17 Dec 2015
The French Alliance in Pretoria on December 9 was the host of the celebration of this year’s International Human Rights Day commemorated every year on December 10.
The Ambassador of France in South Africa, H.E. Elisabeth Barbier, welcoming guests, expressed her pleasure at the presence of many African migrant associations
including the African Diaspora Forum (ADF). She said her country was bent on promoting the respect of human rights all over the world and to contribute to build a
society free of… More…
AFRICAN DIASPORA FORUM (ADF) WOMEN’S LEAGUE posted on 10 Dec 2015
The African Diaspora Forum (ADF)Women League’s vision is to be the voice of women empowerment, emancipation, integration for migrants and South African Citizens
To foster a society whereby an African woman is able to lead developmental initiative within a global context. Our strategy being partnership and collaboration with likeminded institutes.
- To advocate for migrant and South African women's emancipation in South Africa
- To act as the voice of migrant and South African women inquiries relating to service delivery.
- To assist vulnerable migrant and South African youths.
- To alleviate gender inequality and human rights challenges.
- To foster women participation in development initiatives.
SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
posted on 03 Dec 2015
AFRICAN DIASPORA FORUM AND 30 OTHERS COMPLAINANTS
KING GOODWILL ZWELITHINI RESPONDENT
This report sets out the findings and recommendations of the South African Human Rights Commission (hereinafter referred to as “Commission”) in respect of complaints lodged with the Commission by African Diaspora Forum and 30 other complainants.
The African Diaspora Forum (ADF) is very shocked
The African Diaspora Forum (ADF), is very shocked and worried by the statement made this November 10 2015, by the Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe
who denies the existence of xenophobia in South Africa.
We express our deep concern when the Minister says the main reason for violent attacks against international migrants is the socio-economic impact of
their presence in high numbers in South Africa.
South Africa is not the only country facing socio economic challenges in the African continent.
The Africa Diaspora Forum identifies crisis of African identity in South Africa, lack of accountability, improper… Read more
Ambassadors of Positive Value
ADF just awarded today (21/10/2015) as Ambassadors of positive value, for promoting the integration of the migrant community in South Africa:
Adv. Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector of South Africa Zwelinzima Vavi former COSATU secretary General
Pan African Awards 2015
PAN AFRICAN AWARDS
Ambassador of positive values 2015
Commemoration of the Victims of Xenophobic attacks
Theme: “Living Together”, “Sisonke”
Date: Saturday 16 May 2015
Time: 09:00 to 14:00
Venue: Yeoville Recreation Centre, 36 Cnr Raleigh & Fortesque, Yeoville, Johannesburg
SAY NO TO XENOPHOBIA!
The African Diaspora Forum (ADF) is fund-raising to help the victims of the current xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
Please assist with any donation and/or aid packages: blankets, food packages, cloths, toiletries, soap, sanitary pads, etc…
We are also looking for volunteers who can give their time in assisting the victims.
Any donation can be received at the following address: 24 Rockey Street corner Raymond Street, Yeoville. You can also contact our office (+27) 114870269 or (+27) 744980612 or drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please go to our website www.adf.org.za.
There are currently thousands of displaced people who have lost everything and are living in a very difficult condition. Your donation can change people’s life.
NAME: AFRICAN DIASPORA FORUM
BRANCH CODE: 250455
BANK NAME: FIRST NATIONAL BANK (FNB)
Report on the march against xenophobia, Johannesburg, 12.02.2015
Since the 19th January 2015, a new wave of xenophobic attacks erupted in South Africa at Snake Park (Soweto). After three weeks of continued attacks in other parts
of Johannesburg and the country, international migrants in South Africa are still victimised on a daily basis. The African Diaspora Forum (ADF) wrote an open letter
to President Zuma… Read more
March for Tolerance and Social Cohesion
The African Diaspora Forum (ADF) together with many civil society organisations, some concerned residents, faith based organisations, human rights movements, are organising a march for Tolerance and Social Cohesion in South Africa.
Date: 12th February 2015
Starting/Assemby Point: Peter Roos Park (Empire Road corner Queen street in Parktown),
Route: Empire Road to Claim Street, Jeppe street to Von Wielligh to Carlton Center.
All are welcome. Write and bring your message promoting peace.
Open Letter to President Jacob Zuma
Submitted by ADF on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:50
To : His Excellency Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa
Cc: Minister of Home Affairs, Honorable Malusi Gigaba
Minister of Police, Honorable Nkosinathi Nhleko
Re: Increase xenophobic violence in South Africa: Concerns of the African Diaspora
We have been engaged in working for a society free of xenophobia and all forms of discrimination since 2008. At our level, with little resources, we have
managed to reach out to communities in Alexandra… read more