WATCH: Five things to know about Human trafficking

South Africa marks its seventh annual National Human Trafficking week. South Africa has been identified by the South African International Organisation for Migration as a source of human trafficking.

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Landmark human trafficking, sexual slavery judgment upheld

2017-09-04 13:00

The landmark judgment that sent a wealthy Mpumalanga timber tycoon to prison for eight life terms for human trafficking and sexual slavery, has been upheld after his appeal was dismissed.

Four rescued from forced prostitution ring in Randburg

2017-08-05 09:31

Johannesburg metro police rescued four women aged between 20 and 30 from a suspected human trafficking den in Randburg.

South African woman rescued from sex-trafficking ring in Malaysia

2017-07-29 12:06

A 24-year-old Bloemfontein woman has been rescued from a suspected sex-trafficking enterprise in Malaysia, and is expected to return home to South Africa by Monday.

Suspect to be charged after heat deaths

2017-07-24 16:37

Federal prosecutors say a 60-year-old man will be charged after more than 100 people were packed inside a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas, and nine of them died.

US attorney calls immigrant smugglers ruthless

2017-07-23 19:03

San Antonio-based US Attorney Richard Durbin jnr says the people responsible for the deaths of eight people inside a sweltering tractor-trailer truck outside a Walmart store are "ruthless human smugglers".

Human trafficking: A terror run for her life

2017-07-23 06:04

Police dismiss woman who escaped from her kidnappers– leaving two young girls at the mercy of traffickers.

Bulgaria arrests 23 in crackdown on border corruption

2017-06-14 13:35

Twenty-three customs officers and businessmen have been arrested in a probe into corruption at a major checkpoint on Bulgaria's border with Greece.

Dockets pile up in R3m Cape Town brothel blackmail case

2017-06-09 15:44

Five people have appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court for allegedly blackmailing brothel clients by threatening to post videos and photos of their activities on social media.

Charges dropped against 12 suspects in Springs brothel case

2017-05-29 17:34

A man and four women have appeared in the Springs Magistrate's Court, facing charges under sexual offences and human trafficking laws.


Internet hindering fight against human trafficking - experts

2017-09-13 10:43

The anonymity afforded by the internet - especially in the dark web - is hindering efforts by organisations to fight human trafficking, especially the sexual exploitation of minors, experts say.

Nigerian televangelist faces new charge

2017-08-29 21:25

A Nigerian pastor charged with human trafficking, sexual assault and the rape of young girls is now facing an additional charge for being in South Africa illegally.

Social media used to lure SA trafficking victim - Mbalula

2017-07-30 19:42

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has warned young people not to trust the internet when would-be employers propose opportunities for them over social media.

Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as 'VIP treatment' to US

2017-07-26 06:06

The gruesome discovery in San Antonio of a tractor-trailer crowded with dead and suffocating people reflects a durable business model for smugglers.

Toll rises in human smuggling horror

2017-07-23 22:25

A US official says the death toll from people found in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer in the parking lot of a San Antonio Walmart has risen after more people died in hospital.

8 people found dead in truck in 'human trafficking crime'

2017-07-23 12:08

Eight people have been found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart in Texas in what police are calling a tragic human trafficking case.

At least '52 die' after left with no food, water in Niger desert

2017-06-27 10:07

Dozens of people are feared dead after human traffickers abandoned them in Niger's northern desert without food or water, a senior local official says.

Free State man allegedly drugged, raped in 'med school' ruse

2017-06-13 22:37

The Hawks have sent their human trafficking investigators to Mpumalanga after a Free State man woke up in a hospital there with a frightening tale.

SAA CEO wants to focus on human trafficking, cyber security

2017-06-06 09:56

South African Airways must help to create a greater awareness of the existence of human trafficking, says acting SAA CEO Musa Zwane.

Local actor, 16 others in court on sex offences charges

2017-05-29 09:30

Seventeen people, including a local actor, will face charges under sexual offences and human trafficking laws in the Springs Magistrate's Court on Monday after a captive woman managed to escape last week.

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