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  • Programme of Assistance to the South African Government to Prevent, React to Human Trafficking and Provide Support to the Victims of the Crime (TSIRELEDZANI)

    Project
    Programme of Assistance to the South African Government to Prevent, React to Human Trafficking and Provide Support to the Victims of the Crime (TSIRELEDZANI)

    Reference
    2005/017-594 – Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI)
    Countries/Regions - South Africa

    Promoter
    National Prosecuting Authority, Republic of South Africa

    Budget
    6 300 000€

    Timeframe
    2008-2010

    Partners
    Department of Home Affairs, Department of Justice and Home Affairs, Department of Social services, Department of Labour, South Affrican Police Service, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Molo Sangololo and International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

    Objectives and results
    This pilot programme was intended to support the South African authorities and civil society in their efforts to comply with the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children. The process included the development of comprehensive legislation that is underpinned by a victim-centred, approach.

    The expected results of the action included a deepened knowledge and understanding of trafficking in human beings in South Africa; an enhanced coordinated cross-sector response; improved capacity of authorities for identifying victims of trafficking; better quality of investigations and more successful prosecutions and implementing appropriate support services for victims of trafficking.

    The following activities were undertaken

    • Research on the current flows of trafficking in, to and from South Africa and dissemination of the findings (workshops, stakeholders meetings, publications, etc);
    • Design and implementation of a victims' referral mechanism; upgrading of the security and comfort of facilities in a limited number of identified courts
    • A training needs and development analysis for local authorities;
    • Public awareness-raising campaigns

    Publications and other resources

    Website: Tsireledzani.gov.za Human trafficking is real

    Further information
    National Prosecuting Authority, Republic of South Africa – communication@npa.gov.za

    Tags

    Referral mechanism, Victims, International Organisation, Civil society, Training