University of Johannesburg: Students awarded for work in human trafficking awareness
On Thursday 9 October students from the University of Johannesburg’s Departments of Strategic Communication and Graphic Design received medals and certificates from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) for their valuable work with #Trapped, a human trafficking awareness campaign. Babalwa Kutwana, winner of a bronze award, told the UJ Observer, “We came up with the concept, ‘Victim vs Perpetrator’, targeted at 18-25 year olds as we believed that they were the most vulnerable whilst looking for employment.”

The Department of Justice will fund the top three campaigns due to their superior design. According to the UJ Observer, the university’s head of strategic communication, Prof. Sonja Verwey, expressed the university’s excitement about the award and what an honour it is for the university to be part of this project.


University of Johannesburg: Missing student
Zandile Kutlwano Zimu, a 20-year-old fine arts student from the University of Johannesburg (UJ), went missing on Monday 13 October.

Zimu was last seen on the UJ campus at 09:30. Her brother, Teboho Mokoena, stated on Thursday 16 October, “I have been looking for [her for] the last three days.”

According to Zima’s siblings she was unhappy and stressed about her study course. However, they said that it was not in her nature to run away. There are posters on the UJ campus and the Student Representative Council (SRC) has been spreading awareness about Zimu going missing.

There is a possible lead as a woman has reportedly claimed that she may have seen Zimu. The police have opened a missing persons case and there is a captain assigned to the case.

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