South Africa

Region
Africa
Regional Court
African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
Regional Organisations
African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
Commonwealth
African Union
Legal System
Mixed
International Obligations
Slavery
Servitude
Forced Labour
Human Trafficking

International Instruments

1926 Slavery Convention
18 June 1927
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
29 December 1953
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
Not Party
1966 ICCPR
10 December 1998
1930 Forced Labour Convention
05 March 1997
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
05 March 1997
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
07 June 2000
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
20 February 2004
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
27 November 2000

Summary of Domestic Prohibition

Slavery and Slave Trade
Practices Similar to Slavery
Servitude
Forced or Compulsory Labour
Human Trafficking
Provisions related to slavery are found in the Constitution at article 13 which declares that no one may be subjected to slavery.
There appears to be no legislation in place in South Africa which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery.
Provisions related to servitude are found in the Constitution at article 13 which declares that no one may be subjected to servitude.
Provisions related to forced labour are found in the Constitution at article 13 which declares that no one may be subjected to forced labour.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the 2013 Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act which criminalises trafficking under article 4. The 2007 Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment also criminalises trafficking in persons for sexual purposes under article 71 and the 2005 Children’s Act criminalises trafficking in children under article 284.

Legislative Provisions

ENGEN REPORT

CONSTITUTION 1996 (REV. 2012)

CRIMINAL LAW (SEXUAL OFFENCES AND RELATED MATTERS) AMENDMENT ACT 32 OF 2007

PREVENTION AND COMBATING OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS ACT 2013

CHILDREN'S ACT 2005

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