Latest articles on Human Trafficking

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Rise in forced labour expected amid the Covid-19 economic crisis

Criminals prey on desperate people by offering them false promises of a better life. In fact, they are coercing them into lives of exploitation and misery

Trafficking and the corruption, collusion nexus

Corruption and police complicity are hindering South Africa’s efforts to combat this crime

The Nigerian king who cursed the sex traffickers

Edo State is Nigeria’s capital of human trafficking, and local authorities are seemingly powerless. Enter His Royal Majesty Oba Ewuare II

Best practices abound in transport sector

The Transport Sector Retirement Fund uses cellphone technology to regularly engage, inform and educate its members

Truckers UNiTE against human trafficking

Truck drivers are the eyes of the campaign, which combats horrific crime

Lawyers differ over rape grilling

​Counsel for rape accused Timothy Omotoso has faced outrage for his cross-examination of Cheryl Zondi

This is what life is like in the world’s last country to ban slavery

Photojournalist, Seif Kousmate, photographed and interviewed current and former slaves in Mauritania and got imprisoned by police in the process.

Football’s dashed hopes: The teenagers sold a Premier League lie

They thought they were signing up for a dream but it turned out to be a trafficking nightmare.

Eritrea’s new normal: The tragedy and the struggle for change

Eritreans have become desensitised; the slavery in Libya is “the new normal”

Ukuthwala: The sex trafficking scandal devastating rural South Africa

In its traditional form, ukuthwala is a collusive strategy used by willing lovers to secure marriage negotiations. But the practice has mutated.

A tale of human traffickers and Libyan slave markets

Hundreds of African refugees are being bought and sold in "slave markets" across Libya, but many do not survive the journey across the desert.

Modern day slavery: ‘The girls trust the traffickers more than anyone’

For nearly three decades, a thriving sex-trafficking industry has been operating between Nigeria and Italy. Can this woman help break the chain?

Landmark human trafficking, sexual slavery judgment upheld

This is the harshest sentence ever handed down for human trafficking in South Africa and marked the culmination of a two-year long trial

‘Juju curse’ binds trafficked women into sex slavery

Traditional West African ‘healers’ and Sicilian psychiatrists are struggling to help free Nigerian women forced into prostitution.

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