Interview with Officer Jacobs, Law Enforcement Officer of the City of Cape Town

Phinius Sebatsane talks to Officer Jacobs, a key figure in rescuing victims of human trafficking in Cape Town, will provide insight into the lives of these victims and the measures being taken by law enforcement to combat human trafficking in the city. Join us as we delve into this important issue.

Published 17 April 2023

Findings from newly released research, reveal that sex trafficking continues to make up most of both reported cases and prosecutions of Trafficking in Persons. Dr Marcel Van Der Watt, Research Fellow at the University of the Free State's Centre for Human Rights speaks to #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

Published 3 February 2023

Unpacking South Africa’s shocking human trafficking stats

Khaya Sithole, interviews Emma van der Walt, CEO of Brave to Love, Hilary Leong, Chairperson of Awareness for Child Trafficking Africa (ACT Africa) and Calvin Rafadi, Forensic Investigator and Crime Expert to unpack South Africa's shocking human trafficking statistics. 

POWER Perspective is brought to you by academic, accountant and activist Khaya Sithole, who has been instrumental in shaping critical conversations about South Africa.

Published 31 January 2023

Spotting and Tackling Human Trafficking through Sport

CPA UK has teamed up with Mission 89 to increase the knowledge of parliamentarians, parliamentary staff, officials, and other stakeholders on the issues of human trafficking through sport, particularly ahead of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Published 22 February 2022

Interview with Tershia de Klerk from The Joseph Movement

Tershia de Klerk, The Joseph Movement speaks to Phinius Sebatsane, Free to Fly covering several topics from porn and the effects that it has, to prostitution and online safety.  Transcript is also available to read.

Published 18 November 2022

Interview with Cornel Viljoen from the Human Trafficking Hotline 0800 222 777 in South Africa

Free to Fly talks to Cornel Viljoen from South African National Human Trafficking Hotline. She gives some practical ways of how to prevent falling prey to human trafficking and give us a good overview of what help is available if you ever see or experience exploitation or suspect human trafficking. Listen, save the number on your phone and teach your children how to dial the number.

Published 14 July 2022

Interview with Bianca van Aswegen from Missing Children South Africa

Free to Fly is a faith-based organisation working against human trafficking. Natalie Ruiters speaks to Bianca van Aswegen from Missing Children South Africa about the correct steps to take if a loved one goes missing. She shares helpful tools that you can put into place before tragedy occurs.

Published 20 May 2022

Trafficking Table Talk - Human Trafficking & END IT Day-X | Simone Simon & Tershia de Klerk

Simone Simon, Director and Host for Trafficking Table Talk, interviews Tershia de Klerk, Founder and Managing Director of The Joseph Movement. The discussion touches on Human Trafficking Basics, How it can be right in front of your eyes and that Human Trafficking does not discriminate, therefore everyone must remain vigilant. Later on we get to “End It Day” marked with a Red X. You will be included in our discussion to help spread the End It Day mark all over Social Media in support of freedom from slavery.

Published 25 February 2022

For other blogs and video recordings visit The Joseph Movement website

ACT Africa International Men's GBVF Conference - GBVF & Trafficking on 18 Sept 2021

Awareness for Child Trafficking Africa (ACT Africa) hosted the conference with the aim to address GBVF and Human Trafficking by encouraging men to open up and together find tangible solution/s to break these vicious cycles.  They also hope to provide the necessary help for perpetrators and for the abused to receive the needed assistance.


Session 1 

Session 2 Entertainment - Bianca Le Grange

Session 3 

Session 4 

Session 5

Dan Moyane, ENCA interviews Susan Marx

To mark Heritage Day, an article published in the Daily Maverick, shines the light on the millions of migrants and victims of trafficking around the world, who yearn for home. To discuss this further, Dan Moyane speaks to one of the article's authors, Susan Marx.

Published 24 September 2021

A solution to prostitution

Interviews with Corinne Sandenbergh, Anivileli by STOP Trafficking of People.  Assisting women trapped in prostitution to freedom and eventually, self employment.  

Topics of discussion:

- How AniVileli assist women stuck in prostitution (trafficked victims)
- How lockdown changed the way they do things
- Restoring value & equipping the women with skills
- Creating entrepreneurs
- What can society do to assist women who are trapped in prostitution
- AniVileli & STOP Trafficking of People's latest pilot project

Part 1 link

Part 2 link

Part 3 link

Published 20 July 2021

Trafficking in Persons (TiP) safety video in isiZulu

Produced by the HPPBB Task Team KZN with Naomi Holdt

Published 4 February 2021

The link between pornography and human sex trafficking 

Interview by STOP Trafficking of People with Liesl Pretorius, Cause for Justice.

Published 9 December 2020

Human Trafficking hits global headlines - The Aubrey Masango Show

With Human Trafficking trending across global headlines we are joined by Marcel van der Watt, National Freedom Network (NFN) Case Consultant | Global Resources Epicentre Against Trafficking (GREAT), Ex-Hawks Investigator and expert witness in trafficking matters with a PhD: University of South Africa | Department of Police Practice and Criminal Investigation Science and Major Margie Stafford, National Coordinator on Anti Human Trafficking for the Salvation Army on the frighting issues and statistics of this situation.

Published 14 September 2020

SABCExpressions: Human Trafficking

Published 12 October 2020

Fight for Freedom

The Salvation Army's International Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Response Strategy

Published 27 August 2020

“Cultural Considerations of Trafficked Survivors from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe” Panel

Rescue Freedom International regional coordinators, Grant and Peta-Ann Small presented at the 2020 Online Global Coalition to End Exploitation Summit 

Published 27 July 2020

Coffee of Encouragement

Yoleen  Naidoo from South Africa raises awareness on human trafficking by interview and sharing information.    

Liechen Strydom, Advocate of the High Court of South Africa taking a stand against human trafficking with Coffee of encouragement. She has been involved in counter human trafficking for 2 years with her business Liberation Legal Consulting. Lets stand together to keep South Africa free of human trafficking.
Liechen thanks Nagesh Moothilal for his ongoing support against crime.  These are people you can trust.  We become stronger when countries join. South Africa and Canada.

Published 6 October 2019

Combating Human Trafficking

ENCA interview Dr Marcel van der Watt, UNISA 

Kidnapping and human trafficking have been thrust into the spotlight this week.

Published 3 September 2019

Can You See Me Campaign

The campaign highlights four particular types of slavery: Domestic Servitude, Sexual Exploitation, Child Labour Trafficking and Forced Labour.  These videos have been filmed in the South African context. 

Published 17 August 2019

Stockholm Syndrome

By Dr Amanda van der Westhuizen

This is a narrated PowerPoint about Stockholm Syndrome. 

Published on 17 August 2019

Rights, Repression and  Resistance: Sex workers and the law

Freedom Collaborative Webinar recording discussing the discourses preceding recent legislative changes in France, the United States, and South Africa as well as the impact of these discourses.  With South African representative Ntokozo Yingwana, African Centre for Migration and Society, University of Witwatersrand. 

Published on 16 August 2019

Exposing and Opposing Slavery Today

Video by Dr Peter Hammond from Frontline Fellowship

Published on 6 August 2019

Humans For Sale – In conjunction with: Hope Risen Foundation & Phembani

Did you know that Human Trafficking is the second largest organised crime, superseded only by Drug Trafficking? The harsh reality is that unlike most items‚ you can resell a person over and over again.

Topics addressed:

Healing a broken society

The Law

Expert Advice

Hope Heals

Published 14 June 2019


We live in a world were what is wrong is ignored and slowly accepted as right, where people are seen as objects and statistics, where the value of a human life is no longer valued and where the trafficking of people is far too easy... but, there is still hope because, TOGETHER we can make it impossible!

Published 26 May 2019

A21 Video 

"Every call made to our hotlines has the power to be the difference between slavery and freedom. The power to intervene. The power to disrupt. The power to save a life.  Together, we can end slavery–one call at a time."

#seesomethingsaysomething 0800222777

Published 25 May 2019

Innocence - child trafficking PSA  for STOP Trafficking Of People

Child Trafficking happens in South Africa - Yes, it is a reality. It happens around the world, it happens in Africa AND it is happening in South Africa! But, the exploitation of children can NEVER be justified.

William Wilberforce said: "You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know."

Will YOU continue to turn a blind eye?!

Published 18 May 2018

Real Talk with Anele Season 3 Episode 84 - Human Trafficking

While slavery was abolished about 200 years ago, modern-day slavery in South Africa remains a reality. Last year alone, the Global Slavery Index estimated that 45.8 million people around the world are today trapped in modern slavery and there about 250,000 modern-day slaves in South Africa. Anele is in conversation with human trafficking survivor Grizelda Grootboom, and various stakeholders involved in raising awareness about human trafficking and combating the crime.

Published 21 April 2019

The Greatest Injustice: Human Trafficking

"I want you to imagine something..."

Learn why we believe human trafficking is the greatest injustice of our time. Get involved and help us end modern day slavery.  Produced by Love Justice International

Published 5 December 2018

Human Trafficking: Cape Town’s untold story | Dane du Plessis | TEDxCapeTown.

Dane's key responsibility is to create awareness around slaves among international fisherman who enter the port.               

"Slave labour among fishermen in Cape Town is rife and rampant. Despite this, very few people know about the abuses of human lives in the fishing industry. I feel TEDx would be a perfect platform to shed some light on the severity of the situation and help people realise how prevalent it is.”

Published 23 January 2018

Trauma Care Counselling

Videos of the workshop presented by Kyle Miller, Anne Abok, MeCaht & Samantha Stokesberry, STOP in Abuja, Nigeria.

Published 19 November 2018

Are human trafficking and kidnapping linked in South Africa?

Institute for Security Studies Seminar LIVE

Police statistics show a 115% increase in kidnappings in South Africa over the last 10 years, from 2 535 to 5 455 incidents. Public concern is growing about the kidnapping or abduction of children with alarming stories doing the rounds on social media. What is known about these crimes and should the public be concerned?

Experts continue to highlight the problem of human trafficking in the country, although it’s almost impossible to get credible statistics. The latest release of police crime figures in September made no mention of human trafficking although South Africa ranks on the Tier 2 Watchlist of the US State Department.

This seminar explores human trafficking and its possible link to crimes such as kidnapping and abduction.

Speakers for the Institute of Security Studies:

Dr Marcel van der Watt, Forensic & Criminal Investigations Science, Department of Police Practice, UNISA

Adv Rasigie Bhika, Deputy Director, Public Prosecutions, Gauteng

Lt Col Parmanand Jagwa, Provincial Coordinator, Illegal Migration, Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, Gauteng

Kirsten Hornby, Global Advocacy Director, Love Justice International

Lumka Cebo, Resource Line Case Manager, A21 and SA Human Trafficking Resource Line, Cape Town

Published 26 October 2018

Sex Trafficked by My Friend

Grizelda Grootboom is an activist fighting to end sexual exploitation and trafficking in South Africa. Her determination comes from her personal story. When she was 18 years old, she experienced horrifying abuse on the streets of Johannesburg. Grizelda told Outlook her remarkable story of survival. Audio

Published 10 September 2018

Unisa's College of Law has held a seminar on human trafficking

The talk addressed issues around human trafficking - from the perspective of several speakers who collectively have 35 years experience on researching the topic.  

Here Marcel van der Watt is being interviewed by ENCA News.

Published on 21 August 2018

Love Never Fails Radio interviews Kirsten Hornby

Engage the fight for freedom. Love Never Fails Radio today!  Love Never Fails Radio, with host Vanessa Russell, invites you to join in the fight for love. This program is focused on loving our neighbor as ourselves and giving ourselves up for them. Our neighbors are people loved by God who may have been impacted by human trafficking, homelessness, abuse, unemployment, mental illness, etc. During this program we will discuss practical ways we can come together to serve them.

Published 12 August 2018

Mandela Washington BSU Fellows

Meet South Africa's Kirsten Hornby, a 2018 Bridgewater State University Mandela Washington Fellow from the Young African Leaders Initiative. For more on the Fellowship program at Bridgewater, visit #BSUMWF #YALI2018

Published 25 July 2018

Vanessa Chetty talks about human trafficking on Good News Christian Radio weekly

Weekly programme on Tuesdays at 18h00

Download Birthing audio interview :  Vanessa speaks to Anne Abok,Media Campaign against Human Trafficking for the birthing of a weekly show (Tuesdays) on human trafficking. Sustainable Freedom theme for conference Oct 2017.  

Download Major Margaret Stafford, Salvation Army

Download Sam Stokesberry, STOP 

Download John Expose on human trafficking

If you see something say someting 0800 222 777 or email 

Let's Talk S04 Ep12 Interview 

An ITV Network talk show hosted by Julie Alli chats to Marina Reyneke of National Freedom Network about the issue of human trafficking and why she cares about this injustice.  (39 minutes)

Published 02 July 2018 

Cape Talk Sara-Jayne King, Late Nights interviews Claudia Roodt, ANEX, and domestic abuse survivor

The victims of human trafficking are being groomed and recruited according to Claudia Roodt. It is a human crime and the culprits are experts. It is extremely a manipulative game. Hawks will be launching an investigation into human trafficking in Cape Town. 

Published 17 May 2018

One FM 94.0 Interview with STOP Trafficking of People

LJ had a chat to Nicole from Stop Trafficking of People about Human Trafficking in South Africa. They discussed the organizations role in Prevention and Protection and how to make a difference.

Published 6 September 2017

Investigative insert about "Sugar daddies" or "blessers"

Kim Harrisberg at Health-e News did an investigative insert about "Sugar daddies" or "blessers" are casually used terms in South Africa to describe older men who exchange material goods for sexual favours with younger girls.
But activists and researchers are warning that these blessers are more like a curse, using these young girls' financial vulnerability as the gateway into a world of sex trafficking and exploitation. 
This insert interviews Cherlyn Tshabangu, an anti-trafficking activist in Krugersdorp; a trafficked survivor, Grizelda Grootboom; as well as the SAPS perspective on this crisis young girls face in South Africa today.
Cherlyn passed away last week and this story is a tribute to her tireless work. 

Published 7 August 2017

Real Talk with Anele Season 3 Episode 84 - Human Trafficking

While slavery was abolished about 200 years ago, modern-day slavery in South Africa remains a reality. Last year alone, the Global Slavery Index estimated that 45.8 million people around the world are today trapped in modern slavery and there about 250,000 modern-day slaves in South Africa. Anele is in conversation with human trafficking survivor Grizelda Grootboom, and various stakeholders involved in raising awareness about human trafficking and combating the crime.

Published on 7 August 2017

The Drive With Mo Flava & Masechaba Ndlovu

Listen to a great interview 'Human trafficking South Africa' with Marcel van der Watt on Metro FM and tribute to Cherlyn Tshabangu.

Published on 29 July 2017

Breakthroughs in technology to tackle modern slavery

The role of digital technology in tackling modern slavery was the title of the workshop event which took place on Mon 12 - Wed 14 June 2017  and was attended by Marcel van der Watt, South Africa. They asked participants for the one breakthrough needed in the digital sector to help tackle modern day slavery.

Published 6 July 2017


Eastern Cape based production company Optasia collaborated with Sisterhood Events and Project to create this awareness promo about the recent violence against young girls and women. Reports have escalated in South Africa regarding females who are abducted and subsequently murdered or trafficked. Do not fall into the oppressors' web. Wake up and be warned.

Title track written and performed by Nandile Ndamane.

Published on 21 June 2017


"Heard" PSA submitted to the #myfreedomday competition It deals primarily with the theme of child pornography and child sex trafficking, providing a new take on the reality and it's occurrence within the family unit - often for no monetary gain.  This is proudly South African - Matthew Eales, Giggs Kgole and team. 

Published on 16 March 2017

15 children believed to have been kidnapped found

All fifteen children believed to have been kidnapped from Fochville, Gauteng yesterday, have been found and safely returned home.  The alleged kidnapper lured the children, aged between thirteen and sixteen, to his home with the promise of sports training. Police say he is still at large and that no arrests have been made. The police's Lungelo Dlamini says the case is still being treated as a kidnapping despite the children's safe return. The children, a group of nine girls and six boys, were allegedly found at various locations in the Johannesburg CBD, with some claiming to have slept at the city's Park Station last Saturday night. 

Published on 19 February 2017

Fokus also talks about human trafficking

Bloemfontein is die hoofstad van die Vrystaat, maar hier het mishandelde vroue geen veilige heenkome nie. ‘n Groep vroue het onlangs dus byeengekom om planne te beraam vir ‘n plek van veiligheid vir die vroue van Rosestad. Fokus praat ook oor mensehandel.

Bloemfontein is the capital of the Free State, but in this city abused women don’t have a safe house where they could seek refuge once a protection order has been granted. Recently a group of women gathered to discuss ways of establishing a place of safety for the women of the City of Roses. Fokus also talks about human trafficking.

Published on 5 December 2016

Salt & Light Episode 23 - CESESA Seamless Connection Between All Forms Of Sexual Exploitation

In this episode of Salt & Light Errol Naidoo hosts a panel discussion between CESESA members about the "Seamless Connection Between All Forms Of Sexual Exploitation" - Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Pornography and CSE (Comprehensive Sexual Education).

Published on 21 Oct 2016

Robinson: Elanie Kruger

Elanie Kruger, wat ontvoer en as ’n seksslaaf aangehou is toe sy ’n tiener was, deel haar verhaal en gesels oor mensehandel.

Published on 16 Aug 2016

Sweatshop Challenge 2015 at Monash South Africa

The Sweatshop Challenge was run on the 18th of October 2015 at Monash South Africa, to raise awareness about Modern Day Slavery. 
There are more slaves recorded in the present time, than ever in history.

Published on 16 March 2016

Salt & Light Episode 1

The first episode of Salt & Light includes interviews with Katie Modrau, Anne Abok and Kirsten Hornby talking about human trafficking - at 15:26 for 10 minutes

Published on 7 March 2016


Whipped - Anti Human Trafficking Activation 

People know human trafficking is a reality but they don't really know how it happens and no one really believes it can happen to them. To show how easily anyone can become a victim, we did what human traffickers do – we set up a fake brand and offered people a job that was too good to be true.

Published on 27 Oct 2015

Song for the End of Slavery

This is a video clip for the prevention of Human Trafficking, Modern Day Slavery.   Together for the end of slavery!!  Lyrics by Without Chains,  voice is Sadrina Chitua.  Video is by Alicia Arvayo .  

Published on 24 April 2016

SABC Morning Live - Addressing the issue of Human Trafficking

Published on 25 Mar 2016

Human Trafficking Awareness Video (Hande Afrikaans)

Directors –Dawid Lamprecht and Marco Neves

Editing – Dawid Lamprecht

Music Title - The Way and Composer - Zack Hemsey

Actress – Nadia van Vuuren

Published on 11 Feb 2016 with permission from Word of LIfe Media (Pty) Ltd and Zack Hemsey

8 DAYS - Human trafficking can't be ignored

Steve Harvey tackled the rather serious topic of human trafficking and sex slavery. An estimated 30 million people are trafficked globally and shockingly, 300,000 of them are children right here in the United States in cities like Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston. The new film “8 Days” (available on DVD and iTunes) shines a light on how serious of an issue it is and gives viewers a real sense of what victims go through. Steve welcomed the filmmakers – director Jaco Booyens, screenwriter Philipa Booyens, along with lead actress Nicole Smolen – and two women who were enslaved and survived, for an honest discussion about this horrific crime.

Here are three short interview clips

Watchmen on the Wall looks at the MeCAHT Human Trafficking Conference October 2015

Watchmen on the Wall host, Michelle Links talks to Anne Abok of MeCAHT about the conference.  55 minutes of worthwhile watching covering interviews with Jaco Booyens and Kirsten Hornby and the panel discussion hosted by Katy Modrau.  

Published on Dec 15, 2015

Fairtrade Tourism - Protect children from child sex tourism in Africa

“It takes a village to raise a child”. Fair Trade Tourism, with proud support from ECPAT Netherlands, produced this video to raise awareness of the following: All manifestations of commercial sexual exploitation of children are occurring in South African travel and tourism. Tourism infrastructure can often play a role in these crimes. It is used as both the mechanism for gaining access to children and the venues in which these crimes are perpetrated. The tourism industry has a unique position to proactively become part of the prevention system against child sex tourism.  Published on Oct 19,2015

The Vital Foundation visited Anex in Cape Town to ask them about Human Trafficking

Published on Jul 20, 2015

Audio Documentary about Human Trafficking

Salvation Army being proactive with the viral ad #TheDress including this Audio Documentary produced and put together by Christelle Van Tonder for RSG (broadcast on Thursday 5th March 2015.

LexisNexis SA Cycle Against Trafficking

In September 2014, 3 local NGOs, active in the field of anti-human trafficking, benefited from a grueling 3-day cycling challenge spear-headed by leading content and technology solutions provider, LexisNexis South Africa. The inaugural LexisNexis South Africa Cycle Against Trafficking Challenge, raised R130 000 for Mercy House in Johannesburg, Open Door Crisis Centre in Durban and Molo Songololo in Cape Town.

Traffick Proof 

Traffick Proof the drama is a training tool created by Justice [ACTs] - a counter-traffficking network in South Africa. This 8 minute drama gives an overview of what human trafficking is in a creative way. It is often used in conjunction with our Traffick Proof presentation which empowers the most vulnerable for human trafficking to protect themselves and their families from it. A script and the music are downloadable at our website. Justice [ACTs] is a non-profit organization and makes no profit on the distribution of this training tool.

IOM "South Africa: Human Trafficking is Slavery" PSA

Thousands of women are trafficked every year in their hopes of finding a better life abroad. IOM works hard to empower women and other people vulnerable to trafficking.

New Arrivals PSA

by Media Village and Not for Sale

Shadow Hands PSA

by Media Village and Not for Sale

Watchmen on the Wall explores the implementing of Anti-Trafficking legislation

Human Trafficking, especially for sexual exploitation is a growing menace to vulnerable women and children in SA. The "Prevention & Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act" is still not implemented.
Errol Naidoo speaks to Deputy Minister of Justice, John Jeffery about the delay in the implementation of the legislation, including the implications for the fight against human trafficking in South Africa.

Errol also interviews Katie Modrau of the A21 Campaign about the reality on the ground for women and children trapped in the sex industry. Sex trafficking is a growing crime that must not be ignored.  Katie starts at 18 minutes into the interview.

Lee-Ann speaks to Jared Naidoo about his challenge to men to take up the fight against abuse.

Government to toughen up against human trafficking

Human trafficking has become prevalent in South Africa and the Department of Justice is looking at putting in place legislation that will tackle the rising trend in the country...

LexisNexis launches South Africa's first ever Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation compendium

On the 1 August LexisNexis South Africa launched the country's first ever Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation Compendium at the 25th Annual Labour Law Conference opening ceremony in Sandton. A copy of the compendium was handed over to Brigadier Leon Gossman of the South African Police Service, and a total of 1000 copies will be donated to assist the South African Government with the prevention and prosecution of human trafficking crimes. The development of the compendium was motivated by the company's drive to uphold the rule of law and define its optimal contribution towards the fight against human trafficking.

Selling South Africa's Innocence

This ten minute documentary investigates human trafficking in South Africa. It documents research, expert testimony and true stories, including that of a twelve-year-old girl sold from her community, a school teacher whose students have disappeared and a woman tricked into forced marriage. It also deals with the current issues facing South Africa that will have an impact on human trafficking - the modern-day slave trade. The stories you will see were collected by the Justice [ACTs] team as they went into communities most at risk for trafficking to do prevention work using the tool Traffick Proof. To learn about the Traffick Proof Campaign and other tools we have developed go to
This documentary was made in partnership with Media Village. We are grateful for the extra effort, time and passion they put into the production of this piece.

An international report has identified South Africa as the source, transit point, as well as a destination for human trafficking. The report was compiled by the US Agency for International Development and its research partners- and is aimed at providing evidence on the nature and magnitude of human trafficking in South Africa to policymakers. Advocate Brenda Madumise, the director of the women empowerment organisation, Wise 4 Afrika is interviewed by SABC News

Published 30 January 2023

Interview with Anita du Plessis from Freedom Ports Alliance

Anita du Plessis speaks to Pierre Haupt fromFree to Fly about the important role you play in forwarding information that you witness in your community in order to bring justice for the victims and prosecution against the traffickers.

Published 14 October 2022

Interview with Jessica McFall by Free to Fly

Jessica shares from her first hand experience about the psychological and physical impact human trafficking has had on her. She will take us into the world of captivity but also on her journey of recovery and freedom.

Published 16 September 2022

Interview with Heidi and Ian Provo by Free to Fly

Heidi and Ian Provo are parents of a daughter who was rescued from the gruesome grip of human trafficking. What is shocking about their story, they are what we would consider a normal suburban family- doing the best they can as parents and not once ever suspecting their family would fall victim to the tragedy of human trafficking.

Published 11 August 2022

Human Trafficking Awareness

Radio Atlantis interviews Tershia de Klerk from the Joseph Movement to raise awareness of Human Trafficking.

Published 24 June 2022

LIVE: Tershia de Klerk from the Joseph Movement on modern human trafficking in South Africa

Loving Life talks to Tershia de Klerk about what exactly human trafficking is, the types of trafficking, the size of trafficking globally, how victims are lured and many more aspects to this vile crime.

Published 30 May 2022

Educating the youth on child trafficking

To combating child trafficking, artists have collaborated with schools and children's homes to educate them about human trafficking. Benoni and Soweto in Gauteng will initially be targeted as they are hot spots when it comes to trafficking. Theodor Mashele has more. #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

Published 14 May 2022

Business Brunch Human Trafficking Awareness on Happening Radio

Tershia de Klerk, The Joseph Movement and Liesl Pretorius, CASE-SA discuss the pros and cons of full decriminalisation of prostitution in South Africa.

Published 11 March 2022

Bus Brothers | Carte Blanche | M-Net

They call them Bus Brothers – the long-distance truck drivers who stop in small, impoverished towns along the main freeways between Johannesburg and Cape Town to buy sex from underage girls. It’s a shocking exposé of statutory rape often perpetrated in broad daylight, and the child sex trade in Northern Cape where children are pimped out as families struggle to survive. Brutalised and objectified as “padkos” (food for the road) – as residents refer to the girls – Carte Blanche reveals the dark side of the iconic Karoo.

Published 7 March 2022


As we kick off the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence on 25 November 2021, the Sexual Offences and Community Affairs Unit of the National Prosecuting Authority, the SPAR GROUP and the HHPPB Task Team calls for global action to increase awareness about Trafficking in Persons to prevent innocent victims from falling prey to this modern - day form of slavery.

The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which will run from 25 November to 10 December 2021, is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!”

In an effort to create awareness with the younger members of our society, the SPAR Group collaborated with the Sexual Offences and Community Affairs Unit of the NPA and the KZN HHPPB Task Team to create a cartoon educating children about Trafficking in Persons in a non - threatening manner.

This cartoon teaches children to ask questions, to look for clues and to learn the human trafficking hotline number 0800 222 777 and 10111. In addition, the cartoon provides some tips to keep children safe and advises children that they can access the Thuthuzela Care Centres for help where they become victims of Trafficking in Persons.

The cartoon can be used in schools to create awareness, in training, on social media etc and may be copied freely for this purpose. It may however not be edited for any purpose. For more information on Trafficking in Persons or to report cases of Trafficking in Persons, you can contact the Human Trafficking Hotline on 0800 222 777. All cases of TiP must be reported to SAPS: Call 10111 or report the matter at your nearest police station.

To find your nearest Thuthuzela Care Centre email:

Be Loved Table Talk - Stop Trafficking of People

Ps Philippa van Coller, founder of Be Loved Women SA interviews Tershia de Klerk, COO of STOP to understand the reality of human trafficking.

Published 30 September 2021

Radio Pulpit Good News Time

In this interview Wynand spoke to Cornel Viljoen from A21 in Cape Town about about the dangers and reality of human trafficking.

Published 1 February 2021

Liesl Pretorius live in the 729 Kaapse Kansel / 729 Cape Pulpit studio

Today is the final day of 16 Days of activism for No violence against women and children. We chatted to Liezel Pretorius CASE-SA Program Coordinator on the effect of pornography on violence against women.

Published 10 December 2020

Tips to HELP keep your children safe

Naomi Holdt, Educational Psychologist shares Basic Tips for Parents regarding Human Trafficking

Published 22 September 2020

Human trafficking becoming a challenge in SA with ENCA

Human trafficking continues to be a challenge in South Africa. There’s been an increasing call for government to intervene. Statistics show that 23-percent of children who go missing are never found.  Interview with Katie Modrau, Country Manager at A21 South Africa

Published 13 September 2020

Future trends in human smuggling and trafficking in Africa

Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in Pretoria provides insight into this topic.

Published 29 July 2020

Public Transport Protection Intervention

Sparrow Foundation and Freedom Generation campaign to protect children

Published 16 June 2020

Pornproofing Your School or Home


According to research studies, exposure to pornography harms children in many ways, from development, to behaviour.

Our 5 STEP Pornproofing Action Plan - allows you to safe-guard your School or Home, as a safe-space for children.

Published 12 December 2019

Stop Human Trafficking

from Frontline Fellowship, Cape Town

Published 26 September 2019

HT Modelling Campaign

The challenge: Love Justice South is a non-profit organisation fighting against the injustice of human trafficking. There’s an ongoing need to highlight the pervasiveness of human trafficking and how many young and vulnerable South Africans are exploited and exposed to it through digital channels. Find out how we assisted Love Justice South Africa in shining the light on the real danger of human trafficking in this video.

Flume Digital Marketing created the incredible HT Modelling concept to ascertain who would fall for the scam!

Published 16 September 2019

Trauma Bonding Theory

By Dr Amanda van der Westhuizen

This narrated PowerPoint gives a brief explanation of Dutton and Painter's (1993) explanation of the trauma bonding theory.

Published on 17 August 2019

Exposing Human Trafficking Today

Podcast by Dr Peter Hammond from Frontline Fellowship

Published on 31 July 2019 

Radio Pulpit 

Wynand Rossouw is speaking to Adriaan Jordaan about this book Shielding Relatives. 

Published 27 May 2019

RUNAWAY | Human Trafficking PSA

There are 40.3 million victims of human trafficking worldwide.
10.1 million of those are under the age of 18. Only 1 in 100 victims are ever rescued.


Directed by Katiana Zachariou
Producer - Stelana Kliris / Meraki Films

Published 14 May 2019

PART TWO - Our in-depth conversation with Grizelda Grootboom

Time Out with GC

Human Traffick and Prostitute Survivor Grizelda Grootboom shares her most intimate moments in a compelling conversation as she recollects being a sex slave, prostitution, surviving on the streets of Johannesburg, drugs, Motherhood, gives tips to parents regarding cyber safety and ensuring that your children are safe from Human Trafficking Syndicates.

Published October 2018

PART ONE - A conversation with Human Traffick and Prostitute Survivor, Grizelda Grootboom

Time Out with GC

Parents and Guardians are on high alert following reports of alleged kidnapping and child abduction in the Country. We take you on a journey as Human Traffick, Prostitute Survivor and Activist Grizelda Grootboom. Grizelda gives us insight into her dark world that covers growing up on the streets, fending for herself, living without her Mother and how a friend got her to move to Jhb where she was being set-up for Human Trafficking (Sex slave).

Published September 2018

Fresh Start in Life

To all women out there on Women's Day... this is a story of healing and reclaiming our power as women. We are so touched that we have been able to journey with brave women such as these at Fresh Start. #WomensDay #StopHumanTrafficking

Published August 2018

How to Stay Safe in the Modeling Industry

Influencers from South Africa discuss how to avoid exploitation and human trafficking in the modeling industry. Produced by Love Justice International

Published 21 August 2018

One day Symposium on Trafficking in Persons

South African Human Rights Commission, Department of Justice and Constitutional Development in collaboration with Cwag-Aap bring together attorney generals, prosecutors, seasoned human rights activists & government officials to raise a thought-provoking discourse on various issues surrounding human trafficking in Africa. Click this LINK to watch

Published 5 November 2018

Fokus interviews Marcel

At 9:11 Fokus praat met Dr. Marcel van der Watt oor die jongste misdaadstatistieke en meer in besonder mensehandel.

Published 16 September 2018

Kidnapping of children has Eastern Cape govt concerned

The kidnapping of children in South Africa is receiving a huge amount of attention. The Eastern Cape government has also taken note. They're calling on communities to be vigilant and look after each other's children. It comes just a week after an attempted kidnapping in Uitenhage, Kwalanga.  

Published 16 September 2018

Tonight with Jane Dutton | Child abductions on the rise

Marcel van der Watt from UNISA's Department of Police Practice and Nicole Bartels, with NGO, Stop Trafficking of People talk about child abductions.

Published 6 September 2018

Hot Cares - Love Justice

Listen to an interview with Nikki Still from Love Justice, South Africa on 91.9FM

Published 20 August 2018

How To Avoid Overseas Job Scams

Audio interview with Margaret Stafford, Salvation Army and Natalie Singer on PowerFM.

Published 11 June 2018

Let's Talk S03 Ep23 Interview

An ITV Networktalk show hosted by Julie Alli engaging the issue of human trafficking, drugs, decriminalisation of prostitution, etc with Marcel van der Watt for 43 minutes.  Everyone is responsible to be informed, speak up #seesomethingsaysomething 0800 222 777 and realise that the social justice system is straining under the burden of these issues.

Published 16 April 2018

#Synod2018 Sr. Gabriella talks form the Pre-Synodal Meeting in Roma

Tinyiko Joan Ndaba at the Catholic Bishops Synod Gathering in March 2018 interviewed by Sr Gabriella. Tinyiko works at Without Chains in Pretoria focussing on raising awareness for the prevention of human trafficking in South Africa. Please take time to listen to what this young lady shares.

Published 29 March 2018

ANEX - Nadine Blom on the closing ceremony - 1000 Women 1 voice

ANEX spokesperson and attorney Nadine Blom reflects on the organisation's involvement in the 16 Days of Activism Against Woman and Child Abuse Campaign, 2017.

Published 10 December 2017

Bad boys and candy girls

Bonded labour is the most common means of enslavement used by traffickers to illegally control victims of both sex and labour trafficking. This short film illustrates the harsh reality of these evil atrocities.

Published 13 November 2017

Daily Thetha - Episode 93: Jobs For Cash

Great programme discussing job opportunities and possible scams which could involve human trafficking (Marcel van der Watt was on the panel).

Published 7 November 2017

Humans are not for sale

CAPE TOWN: Social Development as well with STOP Trafficking of People Organisation gathered at St Georges Mall in Town with plug cards on their hands to commemorate of human trafficking week on Wednesday. Provincial Social Development MEC  Sihle Ngobese said the aim of the silent protest is to take out the message to the public that “Human beings are not for sale” and also to send a strong message to parents that they must be too invigilate towards their children because Human Trafficking is not a foreign concept that happens from the outside. Video by: ANA Pictures

Published 4 October 2017

Human trafficking and the life of drugs and prostitution

The Kieno Kammies Show with guests: Nosipho Vidima, Human Rights And Lobying Officer at The Sex Workers Education And Advocacy Taskforce  and Katie Modrau, Country Manager at A 21

Published 20 September 2017

Newsroom, 2 August 2017

Interview with Marcel van der Watt at 32 minutes around the issue of human trafficking and thecase of recently rescued potential victim.

Human Rights Watch, Dewa Mavinga interviewed at 45min.

Blind Interview

Join Associate Attorney at BLC and Director of Sisterhood, Nomawethu Sifumba; Physician and Founder of Womb Stewardship, Dr Pinky Ngcakani and Radio Personality and Founder of FWC, Pastor Zolile Dayimani as they weigh in on human trafficking.

Published on 21 June 2017

Open Your Eyes - HeardPSA

A group of South African actors and film-makers have scooped second place in the recent international HeardPSA campaign – an initiative which took place to highlight “My Freedom Day” for 2017 – in partnership with global media broadcaster CNN and the Global Sustainability Network.

Film makers from all around the world were tasked to create and submit powerful Public Service Announcements (PSAs) relating to Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery – an initiative, called HeardPSA, that would create awareness on the subject.

Published on 3 April 2017

SABC Newsroom 

Interviews with Marcel van der Watt, Katie Modrau and Margaret Stafford and others.  The program mainly focused on human trafficking in South Africa. 

Published on 13 March 2017

Special Assignment

For many years, Special Assignment has been investigating cases of South African citizens incarcerated abroad for drug smuggling. While they face harsh sentences for decades, the ruthless drug syndicates who recruited them in South Africa, have eluded prosecution. Alongside the NPA, the Hawks, IOM, UNODC and other global bodies, we have recognized the link between drug smuggling and human trafficking and have argued that in some cases, those convicted of drug smuggling should be reclassified as victims of human trafficking.

Published 18 February 2017

Human trafficking on the rise in South Africa

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development says there is an increase in the number of human trafficking cases being reported countrywide. This emerged during a consultative workshop on draft human trafficking legislation in Cape Town early in July. Just this past weekend the Hawks rescued sixteen from a house in Kempton Park. This coincides with the UN International Trafficking Day on the 30th of July this month. Joining us from our Hatfield Studios is Colonel Angelina Matlabe, from the HAWKS Human Trafficking Office.

Published 20 July 2016

16 girls rescued from human traffickers

Kempton Park, 15 July 2016 - Sixteen South African girls, drugged and used as sex slaves for up to nine months, have been rescued. Police found them in a house in Kempton Park on Friday.

Published on 15 July 2016

Krugersdorp - A town at war with drugs and human trafficking

Urban Brew Productions teamed up with the News to shoot a documentary about the drug epidemic in Krugersdorp.

Published on 27 Jan 2016

Grizelda : Full Circle

A South African woman leaves home looking for a better life only to be tied up in a room for two weeks, viciously attacked, and forced to work as a sex slave.

Published on 2 Mar 2016 Turning Point Zone

The dark and unseen scourge of human trafficking in South Africa

A number of court cases in South Africa have again placed human trafficking under the spotlight. Among them the trial of a Durban doctor and his wife, facing charges including rape, racketeering and sexual exploitation of a child. Estimates put the number of human trafficking victims in South Africa, at over 100,000.

Published on 23 Nov 2014

Human Trafficking: A survivor's story

Slavery is not over ... it's just hidden. 

Trulife interviews Grizelda Grootboom as she recounts her story of been trafficked in Johannesburg, South Africa. She shares with courage and bravery in order for it to not become someone else story too. Stop Human Trafficking - one life at a time. 

This video was produced as part of Trulife's Human Trafficking awareness production which is performed to grade 11 and 12's in schools around Durban KZN. This is accompanied by 4 week curriculum which can be integrated into the LO syllabus. 

For more information on Trulife and how to get them into your school visit or email

Published on Nov 12, 2015

Bophelong SABC News - Grizelda Grootboom, a survivor in South Africa

27 minute Documentary

Published Aug 22,2015

Humans trafficking is an unreported crime - expert Monique Emser on New24 on 20/02/2015

I survived human trafficking in Johannesburg

Ruby's Story 60s PSA

by Moviworld with Inhuman Trade and the National Freedom Network

March, Durban, South Africa, against Human Trafficking 

Local government and community united on a march against Human Trafficking in South Africa as part of the sustainable living festival.

Human Trafficking: A global problem

Human trafficking is a global issue. Girls are trafficked for the sex trade and domestic related work whilst boys are traded for purposes of hawking, and farming. At times children are used as bargaining chips for the security and accommodation of their parents by land owners. There is also a prevalence of sex tourism locally and abroad which is made possible by organised crime organisations, local gangs and corrupt police officials. Joining us from Cape Town studio to shed light on this topic is Matipa Mwamuka, a counter Trafficking Project coordinator from Non-Governmental Organisation based in Cape Town.

Human Trafficking Awarenes Index via ETH News

Missing people/Human Trafficking PSARU Hykie Berg

Facts about human trafficking in South Africa

South Africa: Human trafficking is real

Educational animation on the reality and dangers of human trafficking. Based on the true stories of women and children who have been assisted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) after abusive trafficking experiences. Released by IOM's Southern African Counter-Trafficking Assistance Programme (SACTAP) -

Special Assignment exposes the crime corridor between South Africa and Maputo in Mozambique

Special assignment exposes the crime corridor between South Africa and Maputo in Mozambique, at the Lebombo border post. We meet teenage girls who were recruited under false pretences to work as hairdressers in Pretoria but later discovered that in fact, they were to work as prostitutes at an upmarket brothel in Moreleta Park.

Witness - Hillbrow: Between Heaven and Hell

Filmmaker Clifford Bestall takes a personal journey to the heart of one of South Africa's most dangerous neighbourhoods and through the stories of some of its residents reveals a rich seam of today's urban South African experience.

Human Trafficking in South Africa

The story of Elanie Kruger, a victim of human trafficking. Die verhaal van Elanie Kruger, 'n slagoffer van mensehandel.

Published on Oct 2012

Human Trafficking in South Africa (Tom's English Video Final)