Sessions look at trafficking

2015-08-05 06:00

THE Free State Department of Social Development will conduct an educational campaign on human trafficking in Ventersburg at the Mmamahabane Community Hall on Wednesday (05/08).

A series of educational sessions will be held in five towns in the Free State in partnership with the police, the Department of Home Affairs, the National Prosecuting Agency, the Hawks, the Free State Gambling and Liquor Board and local municipalities, as well as civil society organisations.

The other four towns in which sessions will be conducted are Ficksburg, Harrismith, Zastron and Bloemfontein.

Lerato Tlhapuletsa, spokesperson of the Department of Social Development, says the five towns are of great concern, as they are hot spots for human trafficking in the Free State.

“Human trafficking is one of the new dynamic phenomenons. It is modern-day slavery and a global problem, as it transcends national, regional and international borders, and has dire implications on countries,” says Tlhapuletsa.

“The practice of trafficking in people poses not only a criminal problem, but can also be viewed as a human-rights problem, as the exploitation of individuals lies at the heart of it.”

Tlhapuletsa says public entities involved will collaborate, hosting information sessions to raise awareness on human trafficking in the Free State

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