human trafficking

Brothers nabbed for human trafficking

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[…]

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Women urged to protect themselves from online scams

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[…]

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Human trafficking difficult to monitor: Anex

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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Accurate data needed for human trafficking

While South Africa is said to be facing a growing human trafficking problem, figures on the extent of this phenomenon remains lacking. According to recent findings, South Africa ranks among the 10 countries in Africa where human trafficking is worst, with 100 000 people reportedly being trafficked in the country[…]

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