Tag: human trafficking

Human trafficking, amid the despair
South Africa Western-Cape

Human trafficking, amid the despair

By Martha Richards –Originally published in Baptist Press The odors of liquor, smoke and sweat permeate the air. One small bulb lights the alleyway. Traffic is light on the main road, but this side street stays busy. “Mister!” a young woman yells to a car driving past. “You’re the daddy! […]

SA human trafficking film wins international award
Film & TV

SA human trafficking film wins international award

Dear Sister, a production by Cape Town production house, Media Village, has won an international award from the Redemptive Film Festival based in Virginia, United States. The short film tells the story of a brother and sister from a township whose lives are devastated when the young, recently matriculated girl […]

Pulling down strongholds…
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Pulling down strongholds…

I attended the Justice and Constitutional Development Portfolio Committee’s deliberations on the ‘Prevention & Combating in Trafficking of Person’s Bill’ (TIP) in Parliament on November 1. I left Parliament frustrated at the slow progress of this vital legislation. There still does not appear to be any urgency in the Committee’s […]

Parliament protesters highlight delay in laws to combat human slave trade
South Africa Western-Cape

Parliament protesters highlight delay in laws to combat human slave trade

Organisations opposed to human trafficking protested outside the gates of Parliament in Cape Town yesterday to draw attention to the long delay in finalising legislation to protect vulnerable women and children from traffickers. About 50 representatives of STOP, Justice Acts, Not for Sale, Straatwerk, the National Freedom Network  and the […]

How one brave pastor is fighting child slavery
Global

How one brave pastor is fighting child slavery

By J Lee Grady — Originally published in Charisma News My friend Bruce Ladebu is a pastor, but he has never been comfortable behind a desk or a pulpit. A former adventurer who has explored Arctic islands and tracked timberwolves in the Canadian Rockies, he prefers to take his faith […]

Take action and stop the traffick!
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Take action and stop the traffick!

Reports of human trafficking for the purpose of prostitution continue to make the headlines in SA’s newspapers. The Times reports a shocking increase in human trafficking from Zimbabwe. IOL News reports on Nigerian syndicates operating in Gauteng and Durban who snatch teenage girls, drug them and force them into prostitution. […]