AFRICA CHECK SOUTH AFRICA 19 OCTOBER 2013 01:05
Are 30,000 children “trafficked” into the sex trade every year in South Africa? Are 30,000 children “currently” being prostituted in South Africa? As AFRICA CHECK discovered, the estimates are not supported by available research. By Kate Wilkinson and Sintha Chiumia.
- A person has to be delivered, recruited, transported, transferred, harboured, sold, exchanged or leased within or across the borders of South Africa.
- There has to be a threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim.
- The victim has to be trafficked for the purpose of exploitation, which includes sexual exploitation, servitude, forced labour, child labour or the removal of body parts.
- 30,000 The number of children reportedly trafficked into the sex trade in South Africa
- 248 The number of cases of human trafficking reported to the National Prosecuting Authority between 2010 and March 2011
- 132 The number of NPA cases in which people trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation between 2010 and March 2011