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Understanding human trafficking
14 May 2014

Local and international media often overstate the prevalence of human trafficking in South and Southern Africa, relying on claims that are not based on adequate research or substantive evidence. This factsheet provides an overview of the reality of human trafficking in Southern Africa and endeavours to separate myth from fact.

At present there is no systematic research available that provides comprehensive insight into the prevalence or patterns of trafficking into or out of South Africa or the Southern African region.








This factsheet was prepared by the African Centre for Migration and Society, the Institute for Security Studies and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies in conjunction with Africa Check.