Mandlanzini community enlightened on human trafficking

Bheka Kweyama
In light of October being Human Trafficking Month, the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Regional Office embarked on an awareness campaign the Mandlanzini Community in Richards Bay where the community was engaged on issues pertaining to human trafficking on 6 October.

The area was chosen as it is one of those seriously affected by incidents of human trafficking. The KZN region, in partnership with the South African Police Services (SAPS) and Freedom Generation, facilitated training for foster mothers and social workers from various Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’S) within the Richards Bay area.

The training focused on human trafficking, Victim’s Charter and Ukuthwala. The aim of the workshop was to empower and equip foster mothers and social workers with knowledge of the law and rights relating to human trafficking, so that they may impart it to others within their community.
Mr George Ngcongo, an Administrative Officer, delivered a detailed presentation outlining the issues around human trafficking, the legislation pertaining to it and guidelines in respect of reporting it. Community members were also given a breakdown of all rights in the Victim’s Charter and the dangers of Ukuthwala.

Community members listened attentively at the presentations and were able to ask questions and also voice their opinions on the different matters raised.

Published: 12 Oct 2016