About Tsireledzani

Tsireledzani! means ‘Protect!’ in Tshi-Venda (one of the 11 South African official languages) and is the name of the Government’s initiative to combat Trafficking in Persons. The programme is headed by the National Prosecuting Authority and involves government departments, international organisations and civil society partners.

The overall objective is to ensure full compliance with the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (“Palermo Protocol”), including the development of comprehensive legislation that is underpinned by a victim-centered empowerment approach, taking full account of the existing Victims Charter, as well as relevant South African legislation.

Although the current legislation does not criminalise trafficking in all its forms, the Prevention and Combatting of Trafficking in Persons Act 7 of 2013 provides a stronger legal basis for tackling the problem. In many ways South Africa is today at the forefront of the fight against trafficking in persons.

This coalition of goodwill has led to the establishment of a National Action Plan on trafficking in persons and to the launch of the Tsireledzani! campaign, whose primary aim is to provide a blueprint for all those working to prevent trafficking and protect the people of South Africa and other nations from this terrible denial of their human rights.

The Action Plan is based on three pillars: prevention, victim support and response.

 

List of Tsireledzani partners
  • Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
  • Department of Home Affairs
  • South African Police Services
  • Department of Labour
  • Department of Social Development
  • Molo Songololo
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • International Organisation on Migration
  • BCOCC
     
  • Kwa-Zulu Natal Task Team on Human Trafficking, Pornography, Prostitution and Brothels (HPPB)
     
  • Limpopo Task Team partners
  • National Prosecuting Authority
  • South African Police Services
  • Department of Home Affairs
  • Department of Social Development
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Labour
  • Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR)
  • South African Council of Churches (SACC)
  • International Organisation for Migration
  • BCOCC