The Displaced People Handbook A draft by Cllr Amanda Forsythe
Opening quote:"We have set out on a quest for true humanity, and somewhere on the distant horizon we cansee the glittering prize...In time we shall be in a position to bestow upon South Africa the greatest gift possible - a more human face." - Steve Biko
Introduction:• Why ‘Displaced People’ and not ‘Vagrants’or ‘Homeless’;•The identities of the Displaced;•Heterogeneous group;•Multi-pronged approach;•Reason for this guide.
What the law says:•The South African Constitution – basic rightsof all citizens;•National Law – The Child Act, Refugees, etc.;•By-laws
Protocols:•Protocol for reporting Displaced People;•Protocol for mental illness / addiction;•Protocol for removing Displaced People: - Role of JMPD / SAPS; - Role of Displaced Peoples Unit; - Role of Home Affairs; - Role of NGO’s, CBO’s, Church groups; - Role of Residents and communities.
Contacts:• JMPD / SAPS;•Displaced Peoples Unit;•Public shelters;•Shelters / drop-in centres run by NGO’s;•Rehabilitation centres / Medical facilities;•Orphanages and schools;•Home Affairs;•Church groups.
Funding:•Sponsorship for guide;•Funding for rehabilitation;•Funding for relocation;•Funding for education / training;•Funding for NGO’s running shelters / drop-incentres or rehab’ facilities.