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Woman lured to Bloemfontein flat, given drugs and forced into prostitution

When the woman arrived at the couple’s flat, she was forcefully injected with drugs and intimidated.Image: 123RF / Rafaelbenari A 34-year-old woman was allegedly lured to a flat in Bloemfontein where she was given drugs and forced into prostitution, the Free State Hawks said on Sunday. Provincial Hawks spokesperson W/O Lynda Steyn said the woman had […]

‘Please help us’: Chilling note hidden inside Christmas card from Chinese prison factory

Instead of a seasonal greeting, a six-year-old girl found a desperate cry for help scrawled on a note inside her pack of Christmas cards. Matt Coyle A girl aged six discovered a desperate note in her pack of Christmas cards from a Chinese prisoner forced to work against their will. Florence Widdicombe, from London, was […]

Three women rescued from ‘human trafficking’ ring in Kimberley

BY IAVAN PIJOOS The women were allegedly transported between Barkley West and Kimberley for sexual exploitation. File photoImage: lightfieldstudios/123rf.com Three women were rescued from an alleged human trafficking ring in Kimberley, Northern Cape, the Hawks said on Thursday. Hawks spokesperson Nomthandazo Mnisi said they followed up on information on Tuesday about a woman who was allegedly involved […]

Mother, daughter human traffickers to be sentenced

Two women, Mamoketsi Seleso 52 and Rosina Seleso 29, who have been found guilty on several counts of manufacturing and possession of child pornography, are expected to be sentenced Two women, Mamoketsi Seleso 52 and Rosina Seleso 29, who have been found guilty on several counts of manufacturing and possession of child pornography, are expected […]

TEAM OF RETIRED NAVY SEALS ARE RESCUING TEENAGERS FROM HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Outrageous though it may seem, human trafficking is a huge issue in the United States. All told, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received 8.2 million reports in 2016 alone. The National Human Trafficking Hotline fielded 7,621 cases that same year. Which is why groups like Saved in America (SIAM) are more important that ever. Co-founded by private investigator Joseph Travers, […]

Concern as more than 120 000 schoolgirls fall pregnant

By MAYIBONGWE MAQHINA Cape Town – The National Department of Basic Education (DBE) has urged society to play its part in ending the high rate of teenage pregnancies. The department made the call after Minister Angie Motshekga this week released shocking statistics from the Department of Health which showed a rise in pregnancies among young […]

MeCAHT Conference

Human Trafficking, Its everyone’s business Human trafficking, one of the fastest-growing activities of trans-national criminal organizations in the world that generates billions of dollars per annum. Human trafficking is not just sexual slavery but also for the purpose of forced labour, forced marriage, child marriage, Organ smuggling, surrogacy Human trafficking can occur within a country […]

Judges praised for ruling oral rape is as much a violation as other forms of rape

BY NOMAHLUBI JORDAAN Oral rape has as much of a psychological impact on the victim as vaginal penetration and should be treated like any form of sexual violation. This is according to Women and Men Against Child Abuse’s spokesperson, Ngaa Murombedzi, who was commenting on a Western Cape high court judgment which dismissed an appeal by […]