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7 July 2020

So. Africa: Company pleads guilty to charges relating to forced labour fined

Author: Orrin Singh, Sunday Times (South Africa)

‘Durban company hit with R25,000 fine after locking up workers and forcing them to make masks’ 3 July 2020...

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24 June 2020

So. Africa: Economic vulnerability caused by Covid-19 may led to more cases of forced labour

Author: Jaynisha Patel & Sarah Child, Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

‘Rise in forced labour expected amid the Covid-19 economic crisis’ 20 June 2020...

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8 June 2020
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Author: Conjur

“Para o STJ, trabalho escravo pode existir mesmo sem restrição à liberdade”, 3 de junho de 2020...

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18 May 2020

Foundation for Human Rights in Eritrea sues EU for funding road construction despite alleged use of forced labour in such projects

Author: Nikolaj Nielsen, EU Observer

"EU sued for funding 'forced labour' Eritrea highway"...

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22 April 2020

Malawi: Tobacco farmers take legal action against tobacco producer alleging forced and child labour

Author: Leigh Day

‘Malawi tobacco farmers in landmark legal fight against British American Tobacco’ 31 October 2019...

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4 December 2019

So. Africa: Authorities continue to crack down on factories violating labour laws

Author: Thando Maeko, Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

‘Hawks bust another ‘horror’ factory’ 29 November 2019...

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1 October 2019

Zimbabwe: Rough diamonds from the Marange diamond fields get detention order by U.S. customs and border protection

Rough diamonds from the Marange Diamond Fields have been hit by the detention orders issues by the U.S customs and boarder protection (CPB). The U.S. CBP issued five Withhold Release Orders (WROs) covering five different products, imported from five...

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2 April 2019

Eritrea: Human rights activists allege EU-financed road project uses forced labour; EU denies allegation

Author: BBC

"EU denies claim of funding Eritrea 'forced labour' project", 2 April 2019....

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15 May 2018

Businesses join initiative to address forced labour in fruit & wine producing countries in south Africa

Author: Stronger Together (UK)

"Prominent businesses join programme to address forced labour in the fruit and wine producing countries in South Africa"...

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