Announcements

ADF Meetings

  • Friday 29th July 2016 at 11h00
  • Wednesday 31st August at 14h00
  • Friday 30th September at 11h00
  • Monday 31st October at 14h00
  • Wednesday 30th November at 14h00
  • Friday 16th December ar 13h00
    (Christmas Party)

All meetings to be held at the new ADF office located at 9 Harley Street corner old Harrow Road, yeoville

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News
  • 51 killed in DRC machete attacks
  • Crime in Yeoville raises concerns
  • Deadline the draft for public consultation National Action Plan to combat Xenophobia, Racism, and related intolerance is now extended to the 31st August 2016
  • On 19th August, ADF has approached the Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) to stop the South African government from deporting two couples and 7 children back to Congo DRC.

Press Release

ADF discussions with Common Purpose South Africa posted on 29 August 2016

ADF Meets with guests from common Purpose South Africa On 26th August, ADF had a discussion with high profile guests from the Common Purpose South Africa about challenges faced by foreign nationals by the Health System in the Country.


SOCIAL COHESION WORKSHOP AT ORANGE FARM “COMMUNITY DIALOGUE” posted on 18 August 2016

A Community Workshop in Orange Farm will be held this coming Saturday 20th August 2016 at 10:00 on "Community Dialogue". This is to foster Social Cohesion, Eradicate Xenophobia, Racism and any other form of discriminations. The ADF is encouraging members and all concerned citizens to join us. Venue: Garvenmbeki Primary School, Extension 3.


Listen to Rendez-Vous Africa posted on 10 August 2016

Listen to Rendez-Vous Africa, the weekly offering in French VOW FM, where Africans meet South Africans. The show is produced by the African French-speaking community, it proposes a variety of local packages and cultural news, short feature programmes from Radio France Internationale (RFI) as well as African francophone music for you to enjoy.

Tune in every Tuesday between 19.30 – 20.00 as we take you on the lives, work, business, entertainment and issues faced by our fellow brothers, sisters, friends and colleagues, living in South Africa. The programme is brought to you by the French Institute of South Africa, Radio France Internationale (RFI), the African Diaspora Forum and Voice of Wits (VOW FM 88.1FM).

Listen to our podcasts here: rendez-vous-africa-podcast

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(ADF) condemns attacks on foreign nationals posted on 26 June 2016

The African Diaspora Forum (ADF) is following with great concern the upsurge of xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals and their businesses in Pretoria(Gauteng) where five (5) people were reported killed.

We are made to understand that the origin of the violent destruction, attacks and killings are in no way related to the presence and activities of the migrants in South Africa.

Major reports see these tensions as results of South African partisan politics due to the upcoming municipal elections.

We are concerned that it has become a culture that foreign nationals are attacked…

Read full press release…


Migrants are welcome in South Africa posted on 08 June 2016

King Mthimkhulu III in the ADF Offices King Mthimkhulu III and his entourage

On Thursday 02 June 2016, His Majesty King Mthimkhulu III of amaHlubi tribe in his effort to unite Africans has announced that International migrants are welcome in South Africa. He told the media during a press briefing at the African Diaspora Forum's headquarters in Yeoville.

King Mthimkhulu III and Marc Gbaffou (ADF Chair) King Mthimkhulu III and Marc Gbaffou (ADF Chair)

breakfast session between the Gauteng Premier and the African Diaspora Forum (ADF) posted on 16 May 2016

Breakfast meeting with Premiere, The Honourable Mr David Makhura and the ADF Breakfast meeting with Premiere, The Honourable Mr David Makhura and the ADF Top picture Left to right: MEC for Community Safety, Ms Sizakele Emelda Nkosi-Malobane, Mr Marc Gbaffou ADF Chairperson and Gauteng Premier David Makhura

We were very honored, to meet with the Premier on the morning of 13 May 2016, we were able to discuss several issues relating to migrants:
“Honorable David Makhura, you are taking your time to meet with the migrant community, to listen to us, and to tell us your plan to work for an integrated province. Those who don't know you will be surprised. for some of us, we knew that you are that Premier who takes time to listen and to provide solutions. Just to refresh our memories…” Read the full letter

Bottom picture: Ms Sizakele Emelda Nkosi-Malobane; Mr Marc Gbaffou ADF Chairperson; Gauteng Premier David Makhura and members of the African Diaspora Forum (ADF)

Grade 8 Students learn about Xenophobia & Social Cohesion posted on 29 Apr 2016

ADF members (lime green T-shirts) explain Xenophobia and Social Cohesion to Grade 8 & 9 School children

Grade 8 students discuss what is 'Social Cohesion' Students are given the definition of 'Xenophobia' and 'Social Cohesion' Students listen to a lecture on Africa ADF members explain the meaning of Social Cohesion to Grade 9 students

New Radio station to be launched posted on 20 Apr 2016

The French Institute of South Africa, Radio France Internationale (RFI), the African Diaspora Forum (ADF) and Voice of Wits join forces to launch a new weekly radio show in French, portraying the daily life of the French-speaking African diaspora in Johannesburg.

Catch the show of “Rendez-Vous Africa” Tuesdays from 19:30 to 20:00 on Voice of Wits [88.1FM].

With more than 4 million residents, Johannesburg is one of the most cosmopolitan African cities welcoming communities from around the world including African francophone communities. The African French-speaking diaspora is mainly represented by peoples from Congo, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea. The project is a platform for the French-speaking communities which aims to promote the integration of the diaspora as well as dialogue within the South African society. The 30 minute show will be broadcast every Tuesday between 19h30 and 20h00 and podcasted on-line at www.vowfm.co.za It will be produced by the African French-speaking community and will propose a variety of local reports and cultural news, short feature programmes from RFI as well as African francophone music.

Frédéric Chambon, Regional Head of Media, Film & Music at the French Embassy/French Institute in South Africa, says “Our support to Rendez-vous Africa is part of our actions to promote French-speaking cultures, the French language as well as French broadcast media such as RFI. Three RFI's programmes will be part of the radio show: Les Mots de l'Actualité, La Chronique de Mamane and Le Journal des Sports Afrique”.

For Marc Gbaffou, President of the African Diaspora Forum (ADF), the idea is to show the positive side of immigration, and help to change the image of migrants that prevails in the media - either seen as victims or as criminals: “We will show through Rendez-vous Africa the cultural, intellectual and social wealth of the communities. We also want to show that migrants are people like everyone else, with dreams, aspirations and concerns very similar to those of South Africans.”

Mike Smurthwaite, Director of Voice of Wits (VOW FM), emphasizes on the inclusion of various communities in the radio show programmes: “Johannesburg is a real melting pot of cultures, many are from countries other than South Africa. Voice of Wits wants to reach and involve communities living in Johannesburg and specifically around Braamfontein where the radio is based. It seemed logical to offer this platform, to promote social cohesion and cultural education. We are proud to partner with the ADF and the French Institute of South Africa in what we hope will be a long term project.”

Social Cohesion in Orange Farm posted on 20 Apr 2016

ADF has launched the Social Cohesion in Orange Farm on 16 April 2016.
The township has welcomed the initiative.

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Kattlehong Soccer Tournament posted on 11 Apr 2016

ADF organised on Saturday 2nd April 2016, in Katlehong, a soccer tournament on social cohesion. This event also saw many cultural performances (dance, poetry, etc...)

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Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade posted on 13 Mar 2016

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Every year on 25 March, the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade offers the opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of slavery. The theme of this year’s event is “Remember Slavery: Celebrating the Heritage and Culture of the African Diaspora and its Roots”.

To mark this day, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in collaboration with the African Diaspora Forum is hosting an educational and commemorative event on the 17th of March for students and the general public in the UNIC Library.

Date: 17 March 2016
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Venue: UNIC Library
RSVP by 15th March 2016
Contact Sally: 012 354 8505

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Ghana’s new Visa-on-arrival policy posted on 13 Mar 2016

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 4 March 2016: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has welcomed Ghana’s decision to introduce a visa-on-arrival policy for citizens of African Union Member States. The President of Ghana, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, announced the decision in his State of the Nations address to the Ghanaian Parliament on 25 February 2016.

“With effect from July this year, we will be allowing citizens of AU Member States to enter - our country and obtain visas on arrival with the option to stay for up to thirty days and experience what our country has to offer. This measure, with time, should stimulate air travel, trade, investment and tourism”, President Mahama said in his address, highlighting the importance of facilitating the mobility of people to unlock Africa’s economic potential.

The decision is a result of a… Read more…


Pictures from the ADF Women's League Launch posted on 02 Mar 2016

ADF Woman's League Chairperson

Ms Lubelihle Banda:
ADF Woman's League Chairperson

Woman's league Executive

ADF Woman's League Executive

Unveiling of the Logo

Unveiling of the logo

Celebrating the launch

Celebrating the launch

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Woman's League posted on 22 Feb 2016

ADF launches woman's league, poster

Protecting the Rights and Dignity of African Women

Join us as we launch “ADF WOMAN'S LEAGUE”
Entrance Free
Performances by African artists
Lunch will be served

Venue:
Yeoville Community School
77 Muller Street
Yeoville.
Date: 27 February 2016
Time: 10:00am to 3:30pm
Phone:
(011) 487-2069
(073) 261-8954


PLENARY SESSION OF THE ORGANIZING COMMISSIONS OF THE WORLD SOCIAL FORUM ON MIGRATIONS 2016 posted on 09 Feb 2016

World Social Forum on Migration - Sao Paulo 2016

On the way to the 7th World Social Forum on Migrations

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São Paulo, Saturday 20, February, 2016
Dear All,
We would like to invite you to the Plenary of the Organizing Commissions towards the 7th World Social Forum on Migrations - WSFM, São Paulo in 2016! In September 2015, São Paulo was chosen by the International Committee of the World Social Forum, to host the 7th World Social Forum on Migration. In view of its preparation, a Local Organizing Committee was launched on December the 10th, together with a bundle of themes issued by the organizing committees. These Committees met during the month of January and beginning of February, to build proposals and strategies that will be presented for debate and consideration. The Plenary will take place on Saturday, February the 20th, from 3 pm till 7 pm (Brasilian hour) at the Universidade Zumbi dos Palmares, located at Av Santos Dumont, 843, Armenia, São Paulo - SP.
The World Social Forum on Migration was launched in 2005 in Porto Alegre as a thematic space of the World Social Forum, and was hold successively in Madrid, Quito, Manila and Johannesburg. After taking place in four continents, it returns in 2016 to Latin America and aims to be a convergence of struggles for a more fair and united world. Migrants and their protagonism are in the center of the Forum, under the following call: “Migrants Building Alternatives to Disorder and Global Crisis of Capital”.
The plenary session is open and will be transmitted online by TV Perseus Abramo. Please use this registration form or register by e-mail to Don't hesitate to share our web page and viralize the available information. For more information please contact our technical secretariat at: Rua Bernardo Magalhães, 203 - Tatuape - Sao Paulo. Phone: 0055 11 23842275/79. E-mail: .


social cohesion project in Katlehong (Ekurhuleni Municipality) posted on 05 Feb 2016

Living together

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.

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African migrants have been killed unlawfully by the South African police posted on 25 Jan 2016

African migrants unlawfully killed by SAPS

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

New ADF Offices

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
Yeoville

ADF Will Continue to Defend Rights of Migrants - ADF Chairperson posted on 17 Dec 2015

End of year dinner ADF Chairman's speech

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

PROJECT OVERVIEW

VISION

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

Mission

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.

AIMS
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SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION posted on 03 Dec 2015

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AFRICAN DIASPORA FORUM AND 30 OTHERS COMPLAINANTS
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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.

read more…

 


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

Ambassadors

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

Nominees

PAN AFRICAN AWARDS

Ambassador of positive values 2015


Commemoration of the Victims of Xenophobic attacks

Commemoration of 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 africandiasporaforum@gmail.com. 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.

BANKING DETAILS:
NAME: AFRICAN DIASPORA FORUM
ACCOUNT: 62190792244
BRANCH: PARKTOWN
BRANCH CODE: 250455
BANK NAME: FIRST NATIONAL BANK (FNB)

Thank you

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