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31 March 2023


Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Human Trafficking in South Africa

By Philip Frakel

Publication: Best Red

ISBN: 978-1-928246-58-9

Format: 216mm x 138mm 

Extent: 282pp

Price: R340

About the book

Human trafficking is a worldwide problem with tens of millions of victims that has become one of the most urgent human rights issues of our time.

It is fuelled by a lethal mix of poverty, inequality, mass migration (especially undocumented migration), trans-governmental corruption and digital communications that decrease the distance between victim and perpetrator in this form of modern slavery.

Proliferating from its initial concentration points in underdeveloped parts of South and South-East Asia, human trafficking today has a global reach. Southern Africa now has the dubious distinction of being one of the world’s major transit points for this trade.

Human Trafficking in South Africa provides an analysis of the development and incidence of human trafficking in South Africa and Southern Africa. It focuses on the need to re-empower victims in the face of ongoing globalisation, climate change and a post-COVID-19 world in which the number of vulnerable people has increased while law enforcement systems’ capacities have decreased.


Voices of Liberation: Ndabaningi Sithole – A Forgotten Founding Father

By Tinashe Mushakavanhu

Publication: HSRC Press

ISBN : 978-0-7969-2638-8

Format: 210mm x 148mm

Extent: 256pp

Price: R450

About the book

Ndabaningi Sithole: A Forgotten Founding Father is a biographical mapping of the political and intellectual contributions of Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole to the liberation of Zimbabwe.

As the founding president of Zimbabwe African National Union, Sithole was at the vanguard of the nationalist movement in the 1950s and ’60s. He was also one of the first black writers in the former Rhodesia and made prolific contributions in various genres including fiction, poetry, polemics and autobiography.

Despite all this, Sithole has receded from view, partly because of his own political misfortunes and partly through the manoeuvring of his former comrades and political opponents. Sithole has therefore not been given due credit for the contributions and sacrifices he made towards the independence of Zimbabwe.

This is the first major book on Sithole and, therefore, a unique contribution to Zimbabwean historiography. This book will be important to a new and emerging discourse re-appraising this country’s nationalist history.

A new addition to the Voices of Liberation series, the book maps Sithole’s life, looks at his key texts and provides insightful analyses of his important contributions. The book is divided into three broad categories: His Life, His Voice and His Legacy.


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