Jesuit Refugee Service South Africa
In South Africa JRS started as a result of the invitation by the Southern African Bishops’ Conference. In 1998 the first programme was officially started in Johannesburg and Pretoria. In 1999 it became an implementing partner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). It was in 2008, that JRS started its third project in South Africa. The Makhado project in Limpopo was to help the Zimbabweans who had come to the town as a result of the injustices experienced in their country.
Country Director: Rampe Hlobo SJ
Regional Director: David Holdcroft SJ