New Intern Profile – Tahmineh Mellat Doust

Hey, my name is Tahmineh and I am German with Iranian roots. I am studying International Relations at a German university and working at the Scalabrini Centre is part of my study program. In Germany I already worked with refugees. I did an internship in a German NGO which is working with refugees and immigrants... Continue Reading →



The filmmaker Jazz Lohaka Mbiya is making a documentary film on the realities of refugees in South Africa and he decided to film part of his documentary at The Scalabrini Centre, as he feels the centre aided him in creating a successful life for himself here in South Africa. Coming from the Democratic Republic of... Continue Reading →

African Deli Kitchen: African specialties in the heart of the business of three Zimbabwean ladies living in Cape Town

Tasty meatballs, special recipes to enjoy chicken and beef combined with rice, spaghetti or veggies, crunchy fish and chips, delicious magwinya. This is the business of Mercy, Mavelous e Nyaradzai, three Zimbabwean women who are coping with their first entrepreneurial activity: the food catering “African Deli Kitchen”, which serves food from different African countries on... Continue Reading →

New Intern Profile – Pippa Mulvey

Hi everyone, my name is Pippa and I’ll be an Advocacy Intern at Scalabrini until the end of September. I’m from the UK and have spent the last few years living in Edinburgh. After studying International Relations at university I spent some time in Cape Town volunteering with asylum seekers and refugees. This experience and... Continue Reading →

New Intern Profile – Violet Trachtenberg

Violet has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, and wrote her honors thesis about White teachers’ racial consciousness development. She is passionate about teaching, education equity, and community organizing for social justice. In 2015, she studied abroad in Cape Town and interned at COSAT High School in Khayelitsha.... Continue Reading →

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