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Claim that 30,000 children are ‘prostituted’ in SA is STILL wrong

South Africa’s Government Communication and Information Service (GCIS) has been told during a “staff session presentation” that 30,000 children are “prostituted” in South Africa.

The claim was picked up and tweeted by Tyrone Seale, the GCIS head of “content and writing”.

This is wrong. As Africa Check reported recently, claims that  30,000 children are being “trafficked” into the sex trade every year in South Africa,  or that 30,000 children are “currently” being prostituted in South Africa, are not supported by the available data and research - Africa Check 28/11/13.

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