Today is the United Nations Day for Social Justice; the theme this year is ending human trafficking and forced labour.

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Landmark sentence in human trafficking case

2014-11-22 22:09

A wealthy businessman who held five under-age Mozambican girls captive as sex-slaves for three years, has been sentenced to eight life-terms, believed to be the heaviest sentence ever handed down for human trafficking in South Africa.


According to the US State Department, there are 20.9 million people in slavery around the world. Here are the stats on Human Trafficking across the globe.

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3 sordid facts about human trafficking

2014-11-11 09:09

From the farm to the brothel, human trafficking is happening in South Africa right now.

Niger opposition chief, wanted in baby-trafficking case, in Europe

2014-08-31 21:15

Niger's fugitive parliament speaker Hama Amadou, who is wanted for questioning in his home country on suspicion of involvement in baby-trafficking, has fled to Europe, officials say.

Home Affairs takes action against child trafficking

2014-08-26 10:32

Child trafficking has become an increasing problem in Africa and the world, Deputy Home Affairs Minister Fatima Chohan says.

Nigeria frees 16 girls in 'baby factory' raid

2013-12-04 17:02

Nigerian police say they have raided a home and freed 16 pregnant girls and young women allegedly being forced to have babies to be sold.

Dutch, UK police free teenage girls

2013-09-30 20:08

Dutch and British police have arrested four suspected human traffickers and rescued four teenage girls hidden in the back of a camping car headed for Britain.

Nigeria busts child trafficking ring

2013-08-23 17:34

A child-trafficking operation has been busted at a Nigerian orphanage and 25 children rescued.

Indonesia boat sinks, 20 dead

2013-07-29 16:55

Four suspected people smugglers have been arrested after their boat sank off Indonesia, leaving 20 dead.


Man held for 'selling' 5 Malawians for R2 000

2015-02-06 13:34

A Malawian man has been arrested for human trafficking in Johannesburg, the Hawks say.

SA is hiding 100 000 slaves, report claims

2014-11-17 15:09

More than 100 000 people are living as slaves in South Africa - double the number previously estimated, new figures have revealed.


Grizelda Grootboom was 18 years old when a trip to Johannesburg turned into a nightmare. Trafficked in Yeoville she was tied in a room for two weeks and forced to work as a sex slave. This is her story.

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17 appear for human trafficking

2014-11-10 16:19

Seventeen people arrested for human trafficking have appeared in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Niger lawmaker facing probe in baby-trafficking case flees

2014-08-28 10:01

Niger’s head of parliament, who faces questions in a probe into international baby-trafficking, has “discreetly” left the country for Burkina Faso, an opposition official says.

Wives of politicians held in baby trafficking bust

2014-06-26 14:01

The wives of two prominent politicians have been arrested in Niger following the dismantling of an alleged baby trafficking ring this week, a police source says.

Guinea-Bissau smashes child slavery ring

2013-11-17 21:10

Guinea-Bissau says it has dismantled a criminal network trafficking children to the Gambia, where they are forced by Islamic schools to beg on the streets.

Girl forced into addiction, court hears

2013-09-10 20:30

An 18-year old girl has told the Durban Regional Court, that she was kept locked up in a room until she became addicted to crack cocaine.

75 nabbed over human trafficking ring

2013-08-10 21:02

Spanish and French police say they have dismantled a human trafficking ring that smuggled Chinese migrants and arrested 75 suspects.

Zuma passes human trafficking bill

2013-07-29 16:54

President Jacob Zuma has enacted the prevention and combating of trafficking in persons bill, the presidency says.

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