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Unisa online - Human trafficking is modern day slavery

From left: Ms Sthombe Ngwane, Mr Magnate Ntombela (Regional Director) and Ms Tehmbile Mathiwane

On Tuesday 17 July, 2012 approximately 150 participants attended a public lecture on human trafficking organised by Unisa-KwaZulu Natal.

The keynote speaker, Advocate Val Dafel, said that human trafficking affected men, women and children.  She said that people are being exploited through various forms such as forced begging, child soldiers, forced labour, sweat shops, organ trafficking and illegal adoptions/baby trafficking.

Some of the common child trafficking practices are when children are recruited to work as domestic workers on farms and homes, or as parking lot attendants, taxi fair collectors, assistants in shops and at fleamarkets, as beggars or when they are forced to engage in criminal activities.

From left: Sbongeleni Ngubane, Qinisani mdleshe, Slindile Msomi, Thembile Mathiwane, Sthombe Ngwane and Andile Mathonsi

From left: Mr Hennie Pretorius, Ms Gcina Nhleko, Advocate Val Dafel, Ms Natasha Ramkisson and Ms Monica Nyuswa

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