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African human trafficking fugitive nabbed in joint operation

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Kenyan police arrested a man sought in connection with human trafficking since 2017 in a joint operation with Dutch authorities and Interpol. 53-year-old John Habeta...

Eritrean trafficker on Dutch most wanted list

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Dutch prosecutors put Eritrean trafficker Kidane Zekarias Habtemariam on their most wanted list to try him for crimes related to alleged human smuggling. Kidane was...

In a first, US warns of dangers of systemic racism in...

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An annual US State Department report released on Thursday said discriminatory policies perpetuated human trafficking, drawing a link with systemic racism in the United...

Zulu embarks on human trafficking awareness campaign

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Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has embarked on a campaign aimed at raising awareness on human trafficking, among road users and communities of Colesberg...

Horror details emerge in human trafficking factory trial

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A witness in the trial of seven Chinese nationals facing human trafficking and child labour charges has detailed horrific working conditions and human right...

Human trafficking trial to get underway

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The formal trial of seven Chinese nationals arrested on alleged human trafficking and violation of South Africa’s labour laws is expected to start this...

Praise for Limpopo learner who invented anti-GBV tool

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Limpopo Education MEC Polly Boshielo has commended a learner who has invented a device to help curb human trafficking and gender-based violence (GBV). Bohlale Mphahlele,...

Human trafficking accused to appear in court

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The Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court is set to sit for the application for leave to appeal the bail conditions granted to seven Chinese nationals, arrested...

ISS: Movement should be safe for migrants; not profitable for smugglers

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As legal avenues for migration have shrunk due to COVID-19 related restrictions, movement has increasingly been facilitated by smugglers. Governments need to ensure their...

Human trafficking in Kenya

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Migrant workers lured by jobs in the Middle East are trafficked into forced labour and modern-day slavery by organised criminal networks. Illicit human movement networks...

ISS: East African human trafficking rings expand their operations

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Ninety-six Ugandan women, mostly children and youth, were stopped at Nairobi’s international airport in January en route to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for...

Rescuing trafficking victims in Malawi

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Human trafficking is a problem in Malawi with teenage boys forced to work as farm labourers and young women sexually exploited in nightclubs or...

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...

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