Organisations and Resources Available to Foreign Nationals

Organisations and Resources Available to Foreign Nationals

Organisations and resources available to Foreign Nationals

Want to know where you can learn about refugee and foreign national work in our city? Start here! These are organisations that are doing amazing things in Cape Town and offer services to foreign nationals.

Cape Town: 021 465 6433

  • Paralegal desk
  • Welfare services
  • Women & children support
  • Employment access
  • English school

Vision: The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town’s vision is to foster the cultural, social, and economic integration of migrants, refugees, and South Africans into local society. Perceiving migration as an opportunity, the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town is committed to alleviating poverty and promoting development in the Western Cape while fostering integration between migrants, refugees, and South Africans. In providing our assistance, we advocate respect for human rights and use a holistic approach that considers all basic needs.

  • Protecting, promoting and advancing the rights and freedoms of migrants and refugees
  • Accessing services for migrants and refugees in need
  • Providing a specialised English language school for refugees and migrants in South Africa
  • Working with high school students through the UNITE youth program to build social cohesion

Find out more about their work:

Adonis Musati Project
Cape Town: 021 762 4886

  • Peer support groups
  • Trauma processing and counselling
  • Life-skill development
  • Free health tests and screenings
  • Access to basic paralegal advice

Vision: The Adonis Musati Project seeks to empower marginalised refugees and migrants in South Africa through fostering sustainable support networks and encouraging personal development that achieves lasting change. The Adonis Musati Project’s Peer Support Group Programme offers psychological support and practical resources to disenfranchised refugee and asylum seeker communities within Cape Town. Through this intervention, AMP empowers individuals and equips them with the skills needed to transition to self-reliance and lead positive, meaningful lives.


  • Guidance in refugee’s understanding of SA law and their rights
  • Refugee support groups to support mental health
  • Skills training

Vision: To empower people with the necessary knowledge on how to deal with stress through support in order to promote social cohesion and facilitate the integration of refugees and asylum seekers. We also promote debates for foreign nationals and local South Africans in order to promote tolerance and to prevent xenophobia.


National GBV Helpline: 0800 150 150
General Legal Aid: 0800 110 110

Legal Resource Centre
Cape Town: 021 481 3000
Johannesburg: 011 836 9831
Durban: 031 301 7572
Grahamstown: 046 622 9230

Lawyers for Human Rights.
Cape Town: 021 424 8561
Johannesburg: 011 339 1960
Durban: 031 301 0538
Musina: 015 534 2203
Pretoria: 012 320 2943
Upington: 054 331 2200

UCT Refugee Rights Clinic Cape Town: 021 650 5581
National Counselling Line. 0861 322 322
Trauma Centre Cape Town: 021 465 7373

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