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Human trafficking crackdown in Niger

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Police in Niger rescued 232 human trafficking victims, including 46 under the age of 18, during an Interpol-supported operation targeting organised crime groups in...

Trafficking victims rescued in Mali

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Authorities rescued 64 victims of human trafficking and people smuggling during an Interpol co-ordinated operation in Mali. The victims – mostly women and girls –...

Chinese national nabbed for exploitation, human trafficking

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The Department of Employment and Labour’s Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) in Gauteng bust a Chinese factory involved in trafficking illegal immigrants and forced...

Trafficking sentence welcomed

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The SA government welcomed the six life sentences and an additional 129 years imprisonment for human trafficking and related charges handed down to convicted...

ISS: The perplexities of human trafficking in South Africa

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The extent of South Africa's human trafficking problem – also known as trafficking in persons – remains an ‘elusive statistical nightmare'. Available...

ISS: Better policing can help combat human trafficking

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Global statistics show that just two years ago, there were about 25 million labour trafficking victims in the world – 3.8 million...

Life sentence for human trafficker

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The Hawks on Tuesday welcomed the sentencing of Nombuyiselo Matini, 48, to life in prison by the Uitenhage Regional Court for human...

Egypt detains 75 people in human trafficking probe

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An Egyptian prosecutor has ordered the detention of 75 people following an investigation into suspected human trafficking, state media reported on Thursday. A...

Feature: Human trafficking – a network of misery

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Human trafficking is a global problem, with hundreds of thousands of people from Africa trafficked every year, but one programme provides hope. When...

Human trafficking suspects to appear in court

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Five suspects arrested for human trafficking are set to appear before the Newcastle Magistrate's Court on Monday morning. The five, aged between 18...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...