Media Advisory

06 December 2021


Pretoria, Gauteng: The Deputy Minister for Social Development, Ms Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, will host a Trafficking in Persons (TiP) dialogues on Tuesday, 07 December 2021.


The dialogues are part of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign which takes place annually from 25 November to 10 December.


The theme for this year’s campaign is:The Year of Charlotte Mannya Maxeke – 16 Days of Activism – moving from awareness to accountability”.


As one of the signatories of the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking Persons Especially Women and Children (Palermo) Protocol, South Africa is obligated to address human trafficking, enforce laws to punish offenders and provide support to victims.


The Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act (2013) mandates Social Development together with other government departments, civil society to work tirelessly to prevent and fight against the violation of human rights. Human trafficking, as defined by the Act, includes forced marriages, sexual exploitation, forced labour, child labour and all forms of slavery.


World Day against Trafficking in Persons was commemorated earlier this year on June 30, under the theme: Victims Lead the Way. This puts victims of human trafficking at the centre of the campaign and highlights the importance of listening to and learning from survivors of human trafficking.


The media is invited to participate and cover the dialogue as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 07 December 2021

Time: 10h00

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Members of the media can RSVP by contacting: Ms Makhosazana Mavuso on 072 732 9381 or on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



Media enquiries may be forwarded to Ms Lumka Oliphant on 083 484 8067 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.