The South African Police Service commended the Hawks on a stellar job after they swooped on five suspects accused of human trafficking in Rustenburg and Kuruman on Sunday, September 27. On a Facebook post, SAPS said: Five male suspects have been arrested over trafficking young women from Limpopo, Lesotho, Namibia[…]
The South African Police Service has warned against the peddling of fake stories about human trafficking or the kidnapping of women and children. The caution came amid a rise in such reports on social media, with “human trafficking” among the top trends in South Africa. However, speaking on the VOC[…]
Social media and instant messaging platforms such as Whatsapp are becoming increasingly filled with reports of attempted human trafficking incidents and kidnappings. South Africans are being urged to exercise more caution in both day to day living and where employment or potential income opportunities arise. Just days ago, an elderly[…]
Police are cracking down on a human trafficking ring operating in the Cape Town suburb of Brooklyn, and have arrested another suspect, who is 48 years old. It is alleged that Michael Okene Okeke lured a 26-year-old woman to Cape Town from Springbok with the promise of a job in[…]
By Zaahidah Meyer Human trafficking is real, hidden in plain sight and tearing at the social fabric of the nation, as the demand for cheap labour and sexual services grows. Human trafficking refers to the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery or commercial sexual exploitation[…]
Despite repeated warnings, European governments have continued to actively support a “sophisticated system of abuse and exploitation of refugees and migrants” by Libyan authorities, according to an Amnesty International report released on Tuesday. The document, titled “Libya’s dark web of collusion,” details European governments’ complicity in the human rights abuses[…]
France’s ambassador to the UN has urged the Security Council to impose sanctions on the people involved in Libya’s slave trade of African refugees and migrants. Francois Delattre’s comments come as human trafficking in Libya has become a burning topic since a CNN investigation produced footage of West Africans being[…]
The Hawks have arrested a 26-year-old suspect in Cape Town in connection with human trafficking. His arrest follows that of his brother, 37-year-old Edward Tambe Ayuk, in September. Hawks spokesperson Lloyd Ramovha says the pair allegedly recruited vulnerable women to work as sex-workers in their house in Brooklyn. He says[…]
By Abubakr Abrahams Many South African girls are trafficked within their country and abroad for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation. A recent incident involving a South African woman who was rescued from sex traffickers in Malaysia is a startling reality of the dangers of human trafficking. This particular case[…]
Human trafficking is a global issue with it being labelled as modern day slavery with an estimated 27 million victims worldwide. UNICEF estimates that 1.2 million children are trafficked globally each year. It is said that South Africa is a source, destination and transit for trafficked victims. Everyday people are[…]
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