South Africa – Ngcobo ‘cult’ church leader faces charges of rape, sex exploitation (4 March 2018)

Inside cop killers’ horror sex cult (News24) They had no fewer than 100 sex slaves, girls as young as 12 who were freed alongside tiny babies early yesterday morning. Leaders of the Mancoba Seven Angels Ministry cult – called “angels” by their members – have emerged as the alleged masterminds behind Tuesday night’s massacre of five police officers at the police station in the tiny Eastern Cape town of Ngcobo. Three of the seven Mancoba brothers suspected of involvement in the murders of the officers were killed during a shoot-out…

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South Africa – Should you post photos of your child on social media? (29 January 2018)

Parents fear that cyber stalking may be linked to human trafficking. MBOMBELA – Few things are as adorable as a young child’s first-day-of-school photograph. It is a key moment in every person’s life that traditionally does not go undocumented. This is even more so in the digital era. Social-media platforms like Facebook allow parents to share images – and even albums – of their children, digitally documenting moments for eternity. The privileges of online-publication abilities come with serious responsibilities, especially for parents who are legally required to protect their children.…

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6 Countries Where Slavery Still Exists (9 April 2018)

Thought slavery had ended? Not for everyone. Slavery is often characterized as an archaic, inhumane practice of the past. But it isn’t, as much as we would like it to be. Slavery is still a grim reality, one that millions of people are trapped in. In 2016, the Global Slavery Index counted 45.8 million enslaved people in 167 countries, with one in four victims being children. Still, there is progress being made; earlier this month, in Mauritania, a West African country where slavery is an ongoing problem, courts sentenced two slave owners…

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Backpage.com sex advert website owners face charges (10 April 2018)

  Backpage had charged for the ads in its adult sections but not most other parts of its service The US authorities have charged the two founders of Backpage.com, a website that carried sex ads, as well as five others employed by the firm. The accusations include facilitating prostitution and money laundering. Law officers had already taken control of Backpage’s various international classifieds pages last week. The lawyer for one of the co-founders said the charges were “baseless” and the seizure of the site a “massive assault” on free speech…

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Trump signs ‘FOSTA’ bill targeting online sex trafficking, enables states and victims to pursue websites (11 April 2018)

  As President Donald Trump signs a bill enabling state and federal authorities to pursue websites that host sex-trafficking ads, Yvonne Ambrose of Chicago, left, wipes away a tear. Ambrose’s 16-year-old daughter was slain after being prostituted on Backpage.com. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post) President Trump signed a bill Wednesday that gives federal and state prosecutors greater power to pursue websites that host sex-trafficking ads and enables victims and state attorneys general to file lawsuits against those sites. Addressing the victims and family members in attendance, the president said, “I’m signing this bill…

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South Africa – Muti Murder – Albino girl forced to drink brake fluid before her murder, court hears (4 April 2018)

Thokozani Msibi (first from left) Brilliant Mkhize, Themba Thubane and Knowledge Mhlanga inside the dock in the Witbank Magistrate’s Court in Mpumalanga. File picture: ANA Reporter Witbank – Gabisile Shabane, a 13-year-old girl with albinism who was kidnapped with another child from their home in Hlalanikahle in Mpumalanga, was forced to smoke dagga and drink a vehicle’s brake fluid mixed with beer shortly before she was murdered, the Witbank Magistrate’s Court heard on Wednesday. “Accused number one [traditional healer Thokozani Msibi] mixed brake fluid with beer and forced Gabisile to drink…

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How a ‘shop assistant’ helped bust human trafficking ring

15 January 2018 – 07:18 BY KGAUGELO MASWENENG AND GRAEME HOSKEN David (NOT HIS REAL NAME), who is believed to have been trafficked, and who blew the whistle on the alleged traffickers, poses for an anonymous picture. Ten people including those from Lesotho and South Africa were found and rescued from the farm, near Welkom, in The Free State. Six suspects were arrested for alleged human trafficking. Image: ALON SKUY David* arrived in South Africa last week‚ with the promise of work as a shop assistant in the Free State mining town…

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Zimbabwe tobacco farms: Child labour, abuse rife, HRW says (8 April 2018)

Rights group says cases of child labour, worker exploitation and low pay are rife in Zimbabwe’s tobacco farms. by Enock Muchinjo Workers await the start of the marketing season at Tobacco Sales Floor in Harare [Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters] Malpractice in Zimbabwe‘s tobacco growing industry is rampant, an international human rights organisation has reported after an investigation. In a report launched in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, on Thursday, Human Rights Watch said cases of child labour, worker exploitation and low pay are rife on the farms around the Southern African country. Farm workers, the report…

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Northern Cape Human Trafficking Awareness Tour coming up 19-22 April

Nedine Blom Big thank you to the Gemsbok koerant / newspaper for covering our Northern Cape Human Trafficking Awareness Tour coming up 19-22 April – Groblershoop Upington Kuruman Kanon Eiland Looking so much forward to this collaboration with youth writer Anzil Kulsen who dedicated a whole book on human trafficking titled ” ‘n Hand vol sand”. Together we can break the silence. Human traffficking occurs everywhere. You are not exempted. Your children is not exempted. Be vigilant. Educate yourself. Educate your children. For more info contact 083 704 0221 #humantrafficking A21 South Africa Anex –…

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Cesesa – Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation SA’s video.

Cesesa – Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation SA‘s video. Play -2:24 Additional Visual Settings Enter Watch And ScrollClick to enlarge Cesesa – Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation SA added a new video.Like Page April 10 at 9:47pm ·  Errol Naidoo speaks to Melissa Farley at the International Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation. A few of the CESESA Member organisations were able to attend. #endsexualviolence #endsexualexploitation #coalitiontoendsexualexploitation #coalitiontoendsexualexploitationsummit2018 Post Views: 11

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Human trafficking hits a red light

Esther Madikane (left) leader of The Domino Foundation’s Red Light programme and Carli Petit of Anthem Church’s recovery centre flanking an ‘Anonymous’ human-trafficking survivor The recent sex trade secret about a Durban North woman Siam Lee caught a lot of people by surprise. However, it also opened up a conversation with regards to prostitution and human trafficking. Even though the scale of human trafficking in South Africa is hard to quantify, it is still a cause for concern. In his letter to the national newspaper recently, Rowan Phillips, marketing manager…

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Sex Trade’s Female Victims: ‘Spoiled Goods,’ Damaged Lives

A hostess from Cyrcee Club in Phnom Penh leads the way to a nearby hotel. (Flickr / Creative Commons) Phnom Penh, Cambodia The women in the bar huddle together, talking and smoking, looking bored but tense. It is a hot evening in Phnom Penh, and I am in one of the notorious sex bar areas, hoping to find out all I can about commercial sexual exploitation in the country. I have gone undercover because the sex trade, whether legal or illegal, is driven and populated by dangerous criminals, and the women…

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Threats to sell an Albino girl in South Africa

Sphindile Angel Gumede (in the picture) has been threatened with being sold in South Africa. Albino people in Southern Africa always face threats of being killed for muthi rituals. This put all the Albino people in danger. This Albino girl has been threatened with being sold for muthi. This is disgusting behavior and dastardly evil. The South African Police must act and arrest those threatening to sell this girl. We Pray for her protection and safety. email: admin@httf.co.za; Whatsapp +27 81 731 3316 _________________________________________________________________________ ‘I am human’ – After threats to…

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Kuwait Saga – Human Trafficker Jailed 50 Years – Zimbabwe Today

Good news a Woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for facilitating human trafficking of Zimbabweans to Kuwait. When the women get to Kuwait they were stripped naked and auctioned. You may read more on the story by going to: https://zimbabwe-today.com/kuwait-saga-human-trafficker-jailed-50-years/ Post Views: 3

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Victims rescued from possible human trafficking ring, businessman appears in court

2018-01-17 16:11 Nation Nyoka Free State – A Welkom businessman, who handed himself over to police after 11 victims were rescued from his farm and lodge last week, is due to appear at the Welkom Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on charges of human trafficking. The “king-pin” handed himself over to the Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation (Hawks) on Tuesday after six suspects – Moalosi Boyaphi, John Mothebe, Mpele Agnencia, Tgakholi Celesting, Abram Sekoleli and Dineo Mofana – aged between 68 and 27, were arrested last week during a raid by…

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