Don’t look away: SA’s dirty slavery secret in 2014

by Emma Thelwell and Corli van der Merwe
November 10, 2014

What’s the third most lucrative illegal commodity after drugs and weapons? Human beings. Human trafficking in South Africa is real and it’s happening right now. The shackles of the slave trade may be long gone, but tens of thousands of people in South Africa are still being subjected to modern day slavery right under our noses – and most perpetrators are getting away with it. In 2013, only two people were convicted in this country.

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