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WC reports over 100 cases of human trafficking in 2016

More than a hundred cases of human trafficking have been reported this year alone in the Western Cape.

The provincial Social Development Department has revealed that it has housed 103 victims in 2016, reports EWN's Xolani Koyana.

This is compared to 41 cases reported in 2015.

As a part Human Trafficking Awareness week, government departments and NGO's have highlighted the trafficking scourge in outside the country.

Koyana explains that there are cases of international trafficking, but also many instances of inter-provincial trafficking.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) say it's found vulnerable people in rural areas such as the Eastern Cape are targeted by smugglers from urban cities.

IOM unpacks that the people are exploited for "modern-day slavery" and sold on the black market, says Koyana.

People are promised jobs, but find that the conditions aren't what they were promised when they arrive.

Xolani Koyana, EWN reporter

Some are kept under lock and key. They don't have any rights or income and are sold to these people.

Xolani Koyana, EWN reporter

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