child trafficking

Trafficked Children Returned Home

A South African minor is said to be suffering from malaria after allegedly being abducted and trafficked to Malawi.

A delegation led by the Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, together with Interpol will be heading to Malawi to bring home the relatives.

Dlamini says the case highlights the need for society as a whole to be vigilant about the trafficking of children.

​SA a Mecca for Child Sex Offenders

South Africa has been considered as one of the most popular destinations for travelling child sex offenders in Africa.

A global study on the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism was released in Stellenbosch, Thailand and Washington.

End Child Porn, Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT), an organisation and global network of civil organisations that dedicates its time to ending the commercial sexual exploitation of children, named the Western Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape as the hotspots in the country.

SABC Journo Abductors in Court

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has reported that he was held hostage for two hours and money was withdrawn from his account.

Two suspects who allegedly held SABC’s radio news senior investigative journalist, Jacques Steenkamp, captive by a group of men in Krugersdorsp, Gauteng, while working undercover, investigating claims of prostitution and child trafficking.

Steenkamp was released after money was withdrawn from his bank account.

Child Trafficking: Soccer Scam Leaves Youths Stranded

The Western Cape Department of Social Development warned parents to be aware of child traffickers using deceptive means to potentially abduct and traffic children.
 
The warnings come after department took in five young boys from KwaZulu-Natal‚ who had been recruited and deceived into travelling to Cape Town under the impression of having secured places at a top soccer club’s training academy.
 

Trafficking of Minors: A Daily Occurrence

On Sunday, 5 April 2015, the return of a missing 15-year old en-route to join the religious extremist group of the Islamic State (IS) made headlines in the local newspapers. What has spun off or emerged from the series of events that took shape has focused largely on Islamic fundamentalism and how it has affected South Africans. Unfortunately, many people of this faith have come under scrutiny at the possible alignment with this radical fundamentalist group.

Child Smuggler a ‘Manipulator’

A court in Paris has heard that the head of an aid group accused of trying to smuggle African children into France is a ‘manipulator’.

Eric Breteau, founder of the Zoe's Ark group, is accused with five others of attempting to fly 103 children from Chad to France illegally in 2007.

Breteau and another accused, who both now live in South Africa, refused to attend the trial when it opened on Monday.

South Africa Warned on Child Trafficking

An international child trafficking expert has warned that the government needs to take urgent steps now to prevent child trafficking and sexual exploitation during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

American law professor Susan Kreston, currently based at the University of Free State, says the government must pass the Human Trafficking Bill as soon as possible.

CWSA, Absa Partner Against Child Trafficking

Child Welfare South Africa (CWSA) has launched a national Child Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention Programme in partnership with Absa.

CWSA national executive director, Ashley Theron, says the partnership with Absa has set an excellent example of how commerce and industry can play a significant role to ensure a safe and caring environment for children in South Africa.

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