Awareness campaigns were conducted by means of dialogues, school visits, door to door and the distribution of pamphlets.
The Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu visited Upington to raise awareness about human trafficking, gender-based violence and femicide in Upington.
Zulu was accompanied by the MEC for the Department of Social Development Nontobeko Vilakazi, SAPS, the Hawks, National Prosecuting Authority, Department of Justice and non-governmental organisations in the ZF Mgcawu district on October 21.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Omphile Masegela said people were vulnerable to exploitation as a result of poverty, desperation and most importantly because of a lack of education.
“Awareness campaigns were conducted by means of dialogues, school visits, door to door and the distribution of pamphlets.
“The program commenced with a walk through the streets of Paballelo and continued with a crime prevention roadblock on the N14 road where the Minister and the MEC engaged with motorists. The minister and her entourage continued to Upington SAPS and they paid a special visit to the victim friendly facility.”