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
Peter Matthews designed this public service announcement to warn young people about the use by Human Traffickers of bogus job ads to lure their victims into interviews. The respondent will meet for an interview, usually in a secluded place, and be abducted. They are drugged, beaten, raped, starved and subjected to emotional abuse before being forced into prostitution.
Report suspected human trafficking to 0800 222 777.
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
Vanessa Chetty talks about human trafficking on Good News Christian Radio weekly
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.
If you see something say someting 0800 222 777 or email email@example.com
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
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
Johan van Lill praat met Nadine Blom wat pas haar meestersgraad behaal het oor die problematiek van mensehandel, en wat ouers en versorgers kan doen om hulle kinders hierteen te beskerm. Hulle bespreek ook die rol wat sosiale media speel om kinders weerloos te maak teen mensehandel.
Published 12 April 2018
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
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 www.heardpsa.com. 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
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
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
Carte Blanche joins the Vice Squad on a raid to crack down on organised crime that is flourishing as a result of the trafficking of young women. We also meet Grizelda Grootboom, a brave victim of trafficking who survived to share her gruelling story.
Published 1 August 2016 Age Restriction: 16 Duration: 10:26
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
STOP Trafficking NEW PSA!
Published on 1 Mar 2016
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
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.
STOP Stop Trafficking of Persons SA
PSA What is human trafficking?
Traffick Proof the drama is a training tool created by Justice [ACTs] www.justiceacts.org - 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...http://ow.ly/fLupA
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 www.justiceacts.org.
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. www.mediavillage.info
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
Listen to an interview with Nikki Still from Love Justice, South Africa on 91.9FM IONO.fm
Published 20 August 2018
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 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
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
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.
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
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
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
Veldtog teen mensehandel
’n Nuwe veldtog is daarop gemik om mensehandel in Suid-Afrika hok te slaan
Put Your Foot Down Campaign against human trafficking along the N1.
Published 8 December 2016
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 www.trulife.org.za or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Published on Nov 12, 2015
Bophelong SABC News - Grizelda Grootboom, a survivor in South Africa
27 minute Documentary
Published Aug 22,2015
Prontuit: Vraagstuk – Seksslawe, André Lombard
Ons gesels met André Lombard wat al vir jare op Bloemfontein se strate werk om slagoffers van mensehandel by te staan.
Published on Jul 2, 2015
Prontuit: Vraagstuk – Mensehandel, Charmaine van Eeden
Charmaine van Eeden is die uitvoerende hoof van Psaru en as jy hulle webtuiste besoek, sien jy dadelik hoe gereeld kinders in Suid-Afrika vermis word. Charmaine verduidelik wat hierdie statistiek met “human trafficking” te doen het.
Published on Jul 2, 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
Jacobs Story is a powerful documentary that gives insight into the dark murky world of human trafficking from a different point of view... an ex trafficker. "Trafficking was always by far the best money, because the girl when we brought her in we could sell her over and over and over again." www.god.tv/humantrafficking
Published on Jan 5, 2014
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.
S-CAPE from sex trafficking - restoration from exploitation
S-Cape Home is a safe house in South Africa for girls rescued from human trafficking. For more see: www.s-cape-home.org
The Vision of S-CAPE is not only to provide a safe and loving environment for victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation, but to also walk with these young women through the entire restoration process, equipping them with necessary skills and a strong support system, so that they can live out their new dreams, reintegrate into their communities and gain sustainable employment.
The Mission of S-CAPE is to offer a safe place which specializes in restoring young women rescued from trafficking and sexual exploitation. By providing shelter and food, health care, skills development, discipleship, counseling, legal and migration assistance and future orientation.
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) - www.iom.org.za/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
Trafficking Ethiopians to South Africa through Kenya
Dagbreek: Onderhoud - Marcel van der Watt
Ons praat met Marcel van der Watt wat verbonde is aan Unisa se departement van polisie praktyk oor mensehandel.