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Tsireledzani: Understanding the dimensions of human trafficking in Southern Africa



Allais C, Combrinck H, Connors D, Jansen van Rensburg M, Tilley V, Sithole P, Wentzel M, Barolsky V, Hadland A & Ncoyini V (2010) Tsireledzani: Understanding the dimensions of human trafficking in Southern Africa. Cape Town: Human Sciences Research Council.

This report provides the first comprehensive assessment of human trafficking in South Africa. This research study was conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) on behalf of the 'Programme of Assistance to the South African Government to Prevent, React to Human Trafficking and Provide Support to Victims of Crime'. The programme of assistance forms part of South Africa's National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking through prevention, response and support for victims, known as TSIRELEDZANI. The programme of assistance is being implemented by the Sexual Offences and Community Affairs (SOCA) Unit of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). The overall objective of South Africa?s National Strategy on Human Trafficking is to ensure full compliance with the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (hereafter, 'Palermo Protocol'), which supplements the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime. Compliance includes developing comprehensive legislation under-pinned by a victimcentred empowerment approach, taking full account of the Victim's Charter as well as relevant South African legislation. - See more at:

Human Trafficking; policy formulation; southern Africa; strategic planning

Publication date31/03/2010
PublisherHuman Sciences Research Council
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Place of publicationCape Town

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Professor Adrian Hadland

Professor Adrian Hadland

Professor, Communications, Media and Culture