Athletes to run 375km in solidarity against human trafficking

Activists and athletes will join forces to highlight the problem of human trafficking in South Africa.

15 runners from the Melkbos and Bellville athletics clubs will take part in the campaign, which is part of the Unite Against Human Trafficking campaign, involving NGO’s such as Anex and the 1000 Women Trust.

CapeTalk Pippa Hudson spoke to Claudia Burger who will be taking part in the campaign from December 5 - 8, covering 375km of the N1 from Rawsonville to Beaufort West.

I am very glad to say the campaign has grown. Last year we were four runners and this year we have 15 runners.

Claudia Burger, athlete

The reason why we doing it, is that the N1 is notorious as the highway were most of the trafficking is happening specifically from the Karoo to town like Bloemfontein or Johannesburg.

Claudia Burger, athlete

We want to show solidarity with the vulnerable, in terms of claiming back the N1. We put our feet on the tar in solidarity with women and the young girls who are often picked up while standing on the roads in an attempt to find something better...

Claudia Burger, athlete

To hear how this campaign is fighting human trafficking in the country, listen below:


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