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Combating Trafficking in Persons Coalition (CTC)

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Anex CDW, Molo Songololo, International Organization for Migration and Rape Crisis are the founding members of this forum. The establishment of this forum was motivated by the need to coordinate a provincial response to trafficking in persons. The forum was launched on the 12 December 2007 with a membership of twelve organizations working within the […]

STOP – Stop the Trafficking of Persons

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Prevention, Protection and Prosecution are integral in ultimately combating human trafficking. The STOP programme (Stop the trafficking of persons) endeavours to counteract trafficking through preventative strategies which form the basis of the programme activities. These involve the following: The national  toll free human trafficking helpline: 0800- 555-999 The helpline is currently the only existing direct […]

The Faceless and the Voiceless are Stripped of their Humanity

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The crime of human trafficking within South Africa continues to be shrouded with mystery , whilst the victims remain faceless and voiceless. South Africa lacks sufficient legislation against human trafficking to empower these victims,restore their dignity and uphold their basic human rights. South Africa recently commemorated and celebrated the fact that fifty years ago citizens […]

How we help modern slaves

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Earlier in the month, journalist for The Star newspaper, Noor-Jehan Yoro Badat, interviewed our social worker, Shireen Pekeur for an in-depth article she was writing on the issue of human trafficking in South Africa. You can find below the section of the article where Pekeur makes comment on our work and experiences with trafficking victims. […]

Only greater vigilance can prevent child trafficking

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On Sunday the 5th of April, the return of a missing 15 year old en-route to join the religious extremist group of the Islamic State(IS) made headlines in the local newspapers. What has spun off or emerged from the series of events that took shape has focused largely on Islamic fundamentalism and how it has affected […]