Hawks arrest two for human trafficking

Pretoria –The Hawks in Limpopo have arrested two taxi drivers for allegedly attempting to smuggle 24 minors and 10 adults from Zimbabwe into South Africa on Thursday. The two taxis were intercepted in an intelligence driven operation after information was received that children between the…

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Nigerian national in the dock for human trafficking

Pretoria - He was supposed to have been sentenced in April 2012 but Chinemere Amagwoyi, a 33-year-old Nigerian national and his co-accused Prince Agu (35) decided not to attend the trial and left the country. A warrant of arrest was subsequently issued against them. For…

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IOM observes Human Trafficking Awareness Week 2015 in South Africa

In an effort to raise awareness and educate about Trafficking in Persons (TiP) across the country, South Africa marks 2-9 October as National Human Trafficking Awareness Week 2015. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will run a series of events aimed at advancing public awareness…

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Sixteen years for trafficking, running a brothel

Pretoria – Veeran Palan (34) and Edwina Bonita Elbidia Norris (28) were of Friday sentenced to 10 and six years imprisonment respectively after the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court found them guilty of human trafficking, keeping a brothel, procuring women for sexual purposes, living off proceeds…

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