Migration Issues


Every year, thousands of people migrate within Southern Africa's borders, mostly looking for better opportunities, and mostly destined for the region's economically strongest country, South Africa. Yet, migration brings with it many challenges. Many face xenophobic discrimination. Often without proper documentation and with few employment prospects, they are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation, particularly women. In some cases, they may also find that promises made by potentials employers before they leave their home country are not true, and in the worst cases they become victims of human trafficking. CMFD has worked extensively with migrant communities in Southern Africa.


  • Change the Story: Migrants Against GBV

    Hitting the airwaves just in time for 16 Days of Activism 2013, this 3-part series of short radio dramas highlights  factors that make refugees and migrant communities vulnerable to sexual violence as well as challenges for accessing care and treatment

  • Mozambique Diaspora Communications

    Novo Mocambique Rosinosmall

    CMFD Productions worked with the International Organisation for Migration and the National Institute for the Mozambican Communities in the Exterior (INACE) to develop and implement the first stage of a communication strategy designed to engage the Mozambican diaspora in issues

  • Mozambique Flood Recovery Radio

    DRRGaza3 Flood Recovery and Climate Change Training
    The Gaza region of Mozambique is very vulnerable to natural disasters, and in 2012 was hit by some the worst flooding since 2000, killing 68 and displacing over 168, 000 people. To support IOM’s

  • Bravos do Zambeze: Disaster Risk Drama


    First launched in March 2010, Bravos do Zambeze (‘Zambezi Braves’) is a multi-faceted initiative that combined a 26-episode radio drama produced in 2 languages with training for community radio journalists, in order to convey information around disaster risk reduction and

  • Breaking Borders Documentaries

    A radio documentary series produced by CMFD for FAHAMU Networks for Social Justice, with support from the Open Society Foundation (OSF). The project brought together South African community radio journalists and both internal and external migrants to chronicle the often

  • Dealers: Human Trafficking Awareness

    The young woman lets out a terrified scream. “Leave me alone!” she cries. The harsh male response comes back “I’m going to teach you how to do your job!” How does love, the mafia, and friends and family combine to

  • Musicians Against Xenophobia

    Mozambican musicians record songs against xenophobia Musicians from Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe put xenophobia on the cultural agenda in a musical initiative to get people talking about discrimination. South Africa, especially Johannesburg, is home to thousands of foreign Africans. Some are refugees, fleeing persecution and

  • Human Trafficking Radio Spots

    spots The "Together We Can End Human Trafficking" radio spots were produced to raise awareness about human trafficking and to provide information about where to report suspected cases of trafficking during and after the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. CMFD

  • Safe Journey Campaign


    Undertaken while CMFD Director Daniel Walter was working with IRIN Radio the “Safe Journey Campaign, ” and produced in CMFD Studios, the project used music and radio documentary production to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS, targeting Sesotho-speaking audiences of

  • Many Faces, One Africa

    concert_poster1 The community of Yeoville is home to a diverse and large migrant community, coming from every corner of the world. On 21 May, kicking off Africa Week, CMFD and the Africa Diaspora Forum, with support from the Foundation for Human

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