Stop the Traffick!


Stop the TraffickSTOP the Traffick! - Slavery Today needs to be Exposed and OpposedOver 40 million are enslaved today.   

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Modern slavery.” It sounds like a paradox. Hasn’t humanity progressed? Didn’t we abandon this barbaric practice centuries ago?

Didn't Christian Reformers like William Wilberforce legislate against such cruelty over 212 years ago? So we had thought. But, with over 42 million enslaved people across the world (a US$150 billion per year industry), human trafficking is back and it is rife today.

Regardless of nationality, victims are systematically stripped of their identity, battered into gruesome submission, and made to perform humiliating sexual acts on up to 30 strangers every night. Most are held in makeshift jail cells, forced to take heavy doses of illegal drugs, and monitored very closely. On average, victims thrown into such ghastly oppression are 13-years-old. Some are abducted outright, while others are lured out of poverty, romantically seduced, or sold by their families.

Human Trafficking in South Africa

Between 28,000 to 38,000 Children are currently being prostituted in South Africa (National Centre for Justice and Rule of Law).

Victims are often recruited from rural areas or informal settlements and transported to the urban centres of Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, and Durban (International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Report on Internal Trafficking in South Africa).

Boys under eighteen are increasingly lured into sexual exploitation and used for pornography (IOM).

West African crime syndicates operate in Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg, and Bloemfontein, and traffick local, black South African females into the sex trade (IOM).

The Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and Limpopo are the main “recruitment” areas for victims of trafficking. (IOM, US Research report, Die Burger).

Trafficking involves the victim being:

·         Tricked—seduced or deceived.

·         Transported—to another city or across borders to other countries.

·         Trapped—possibly by physical force or by being drugged into submission, or by death threats and removal of passports.

·         Used—exploited, usually for the purposes of humiliating sexual acts.

A dramatic New Film About Human Trafficking: Sound of Freedom is alerting people to the reality and dangers of trafficking today.

Based on the true story of a federal agent who journeys into the darkest of places to rescue one girl from child traffickers.

Sound of Freedomis soon to be releasedin South African Cinemas 18 August, 2023. Contact: NuMetro and Ster-Kinekor  for  local details.

View the trailer for Sound of Freedom!

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Real Life modern day Slavery Scenarios

“She is told there are good jobs in the city.”

Women of all ages are promised good jobs by traffickers away from their homes. Often it is friends, and even family members, who offer to pay for the travelling costs, passports and accommodation.

The community allows the trafficker to take these girls because they think it is a good opportunity for them. The traffickers also promise nice clothes, jewellery and expensive gifts.

Some traffickers put adverts in newspapers promising good jobs, training and accommodation. The opportunity offered to the girls does not exist and they are tricked.

“When she gets to the city, her ID papers are taken.”

When a girl arrives at the new job, the trafficker asks her to hand over her ID or passport for safe keeping. The girl thinks it is the right thing to do. If the girl is from another country she can now not prove that she is legally in the country.

She is now without her papers and also doesn't have the job that she was promised. This makes her too scared to go to the police.

“She is told, you owe us money.”

The trafficker tells the girl that she can make the money by working as a prostitute. If she says she does not want to do it, the trafficker will beat and rape her.

The trafficker will even take away food and water. Even if she starts working as a prostitute, the money she makes is never enough to “pay back” the trafficker.

“We will hurt you and your family, if you tell the police.”

Sometimes the trafficker tells the girl that they will hurt her family if she tells someone what they are doing.

If the girl has a child, the trafficker will keep the child from her and tell her to go to the street and work as a prostitute. The trafficker tells her that if she does not do it she will never see her child again.

“She cannot do what she wants anymore.”

The trafficker never takes his eye off the girl. The girl is taken everywhere and she cannot be alone. She now has to do everything the trafficker tells her to do.

The trafficker makes the girl so scared that she becomes afraid to talk to anyone about the problem she has.

“She takes drugs to forget what is happening to her.”

The life of being a prostitute is very hard. The trafficker gives the girl drugs so that she will do what they tell her to do.

She starts taking drugs all the time to take the pain away. Soon the girl becomes addicted to drugs.


Who are the traffickers?

Most trafficking rings are run by gangs and organized crime. But, often it is smaller rings of people, such as brothel and strip club owners, pimps, taxi drivers and even aunts or uncles!

What Can I Do?

Who can I call if I am in danger?

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 0800 222 777

What can I do to stop human trafficking?

Educate your community on how to avoid being trafficked. Invite Traffick Proof (021 689 4480) or STOP Trafficking of People (081 720 7181) to present anti-trafficking awareness presentations to your school, church or community group.

Report Prostitution to the Vice Squad

The Vice Squad are a unit of the Cape Town Metro Police, tasked specifically with cracking down on the exploitative practice of prostitution.

Over the last few years, they have conducted numerous raids on brothels in the Cape Town area, and have helped to uncover several cases of trafficking and child prostitution. They have been able to shut down some brothels for not having a business licence. Trafficked victims are taken to shelters and child prostitutes are restored to their families where appropriate.

Prostitution is still illegal in South Africa according to the Sexual Offences Act, although this law is rarely enforced by SA police.

If you suspect that a house in your area may be operating as a brothel, or if streets in your neighbourhood are affected by prostitution, please report this to the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 0800 222 777

Invite a Speaker

Invite a speaker from Traffick Proof (021 689 4480), STOP Trafficking of People (081 720 7181), or Straatwerk (021 930 8055) to motivate and mobilise your school, youth group or congregation to prayer and action on this issue.

Volunteer Your Time or Support a Shelter

Volunteer at, or support, Doctors For Life International who run Prostitution Relief outreaches in Durban and Pietermaritzburg on Friday evenings. Contact them on: 032 481 5550 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,

Volunteer at, or support the work of Ani Vileli in Tzaneen, run by STOP Trafficking of People. Ani Vileli is a drop-in centre and skills training programme, which assists people in prostitution to exit the industry.

S-Cape run a shelter for victims of trafficking in the Cape Town area. You can support them by volunteering, giving skills training to the residents, or by donating toiletries, cleaning products, or food such as rice and sugar. Victims receive care and discipleship and, by partnering with other organisations, they will be repatriated, or reintroduced into society.

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Proverbs 31:8

Contact Details

S-Cape Safe House (021 788 8207)

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Traffick Proof (021 689 4480)

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The Joseph Movement (082 766 9870)

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Straatwerk (021 930 8055)

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Doctors For Life Intl (032 481 5550)

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Christian Action (021 689 4480)

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Traffick Proof (021 689 4480)

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Global Trafficking Statistics

·         42 Million people are victims of modern day slavery (International Labour Organisation).

·         Most trafficking victims are girls between 5 to 15 years of age (UNICEF).

·         1.2 Million children are trafficked each year (UNICEF).

·         It is a business that makes 2,000 billion Rand every year (US$150 billion) (International Labour Organisation).

·         161 Member states of the UN are involved in Human Trafficking (

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Jesus said … ‘The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’ ” John 10:10

Are you bound by compulsive lusts and destructive habits? Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever stolen anything? Have you ever looked with lust? The Bible says that we are all guilty of breaking God's Commandments and are slaves to our sinful nature. Jesus came to set the captives free! Call on Him and He will enable you to Repent; to turn away from your sin and put your Faith in Him as your Lord and Saviour. He will set you free from being a slave to your sinful nature and will give you a new heart, with new desires. A new life to start and a new start in life.


Jesus said: ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.’ ”
Luke 4:18–19


Dr. Peter Hammond

Africa Christian Action

PO Box 23632

Claremont 7735

Cape Town South Africa

Tel: 021-689-4480

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