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The UN reports that sexual exploitation accounts for 53% of trafficking victims; 37% are subjected to forced labour and slavery. South Africa has put in place several mechanisms to battle the crime, integrating the efforts of the police, justice and social departments, and civil society.
The bodies of all the South Africans killed when the guesthouse of the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria, collapsed are finally home. The mortal remains of the last 11 victims have been repatriated, allowing their families to perform last rites and get some closure.
Two months after the fatal collapse of a church guesthouse in Lagos, Nigeria, the bodies of 74 of the South African victims returned home to an emotional reception ceremony at Waterkloof Airforce Base in Pretoria on Sunday.
President Jacob Zuma has offered his condolences to the families of those lost after a church collapsed during a service in Lagos, Nigeria, on 12 September.
President Jacob Zuma has conveyed his condolences to the families of the eight South Africans killed in a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday.
The African Union hopes to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of drought and famine in the Horn of Africa at a pledging conference in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Thursday.
The launch of the national five-year implementation of the South African Victims Charter is set to give back power to victims of crime in the country and ensure that they are not short-changed by those whose job it is to help them.
Plans are afoot for the implementation of a new charter spelling out the rights of, and services to be accorded to, victims of crime in South Africa.
South Africa's Victims' Charter aims to ensure that victims remain central to the criminal justice process in SA by clarifying their rights and the services to be provided to them - and by helping to make these rights a reality.
President Thabo Mbeki has slammed the lawsuits being brought in the US against companies on behalf of victims of apartheid, warning that judgments handed down in foreign courts will not be honoured in South Africa.