South Africa is to fast-track a comprehensive new law against human trafficking before the start of the Soccer World Cup, according to Justice Minister, Jeff Radebe.
Radebe points out that, "In the main this Bill was not motivated by our hosting the 2010 World Cup, but as I've indicated, all these international criminal syndicates might use [this] opportunity ... in order to intensify this trafficking of persons."
South Africa hosts the month-long event from 11 June and some child rights groups have warned that trafficking, mainly for sexual exploitation, could rise during the tournament.
Mozambique, Zambia, Swaziland and Tanzania are the only Southern African countries that have specific legislation dealing with human trafficking.
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