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The need for human trafﬁcking policy
Trafﬁcking in persons is a complex, multidimensional, multisectoral, illicit industry affecting both individuals and nations across the globe. In addition to being an issue of international and criminal law, trafﬁcking affects human rights, labour, migration, public health, socio-economic development and morality. In recent years, South Africa has undertaken the formulation of Trafﬁcking in Persons legislation. Despite the evidence that trafﬁ cking affects most countries in the world and is a growing illicit industry with devastating impacts, very few African countries have policy related to Trafﬁcking in Persons. In an attempt to contribute towards the creation of human trafﬁ cking policy, this policy paper includes concrete recommendations that should be considered concerning prevention, protection and prosecution.