MeCAHT 6th Annual

Human Trafficking Conference


Liberty Church, 401 West Avenue, Ferndale, Johannesburg, South Africa


Conference 2019 Speakers

Prof. Beatri Kruger

Diane Wilkinson

Grant & Peta-Ann Small

Helen Sworn

Austen & Jenni Gibbs

Claudia Roodt

Major Margaret Stafford

Zanele Siko

Adv. Ooshara Sewpaul

Glory Matipile

Dr. Kyle Miller

Kyenpiya Jessica Nyabam

Mickey Meji

Annalize Eastes

Carla Van Aswegen

Nicole Bartels

Sa'adatu Adamu

Dr. Marcel vd Watt

Dr. Antoinette Basson

Adv. Rasigie Bhika

Emma Van Der Walt

Samantha Stokesberry


The conference theme this year is “Unveiling the complexities of the human trafficking conundrum and exploring a multi-sectoral response”.

We will once again have some amazing speakers, national and international, who have already confirmed their attendance.

Our impetus for this theme is focused on our understanding that to combat human trafficking we need a network of abolitionists working together to combat the problem. Collaboration is key! Together we are stronger!

We are excited about the opportunity of networking with you and exploring best practices for a multi-sectoral response together.

This year's event is in partnership with Set Free Foundation, supported by the National Freedom Network and the venue is Liberty Church in Randburg, Johannesburg.


The full three-day conference registration fee is R800.00 per person which includes conference materials, lunch each day, outreach costs, 2 teas / coffees breaks each day as well as the gala dinner on Friday night.


A daily rate of R300 per person per day is available for those unable to attend the 3 day conference. This fee includes conference materials, lunch, outreach costs, 2 teas / coffees and the gala dinner if attending on Fri 15th Nov 2019.


Kindly note that the conference fees are not refundable. Should you decide not to attend the conference, your secured spot will be allocated to a survivor of trafficking who is unable to afford the fees.

You are responsible for your travel and accommodation arrangements and costs, as well as airport pickup and other expenses.

Please note that Set Free Foundation, the National Freedom Network and Liberty Church are assisting MeCAHT with the payment process and therefore all payments are to be made into the following account:


Please ensure that you use the reference MeCAHT + the 4-digit number on your registration form + your name when you make payment. Please email your proof of payment to Peta-Ann at

Banking Details:

  • Bank Name: Standard Bank 
  • Account Name: Liberty Church 
  • Account Number: 002932318
  • Branch Code: 051001 
  • Account Type: Current 
  • Branch Name: Northcliff

Reference: (Your Full Name OR Organisation Name] + the 4 digit MeCAHT number on your registration form i.e. MeCAHT1000

Receipts will be issued and provided to delegates on arrival at registration.


Please note for our Johannesburg conference, you will be responsible for your own travel and accommodation arrangements and costs, as well as airport pickup and other expenses.

We have identified accommodation options close to the venue and have sourced discounted rates for conference delegates – these are listed below for your perusal.

Please ensure you use the correct reference provided when booking. The list of accommodation options are as follows:


1. Oaklands Inn and Conference Venue:

Email: (attention Charity)

Use reference “SFF_MeCAHT” 


Single room @ R580.00  per night including breakfast.  

Twin/Double room sharing @ R840.00 per night including breakfast (R420.00 per person per night). A one x daily shuttle service to and from conference venue daily will be provided.


2.Mercure Hotel (AccorHotels) Brightwater:

Use reference “MeCAHT”

Email: (attention Tshepile)


Single room R886.35 per person in a single room including breakfast and shuttle service to and from conference venue.

Double/Twin room sharing R985.50 per room, (R492.75 per person sharing per night), incl breakfast and shuttle service to and from conference venue daily

3. Golden Rose Lodge Randburg:

Email: (attention Ken)

Use reference “MeCAHT”.


Single room @ R500 per night (NB pls note no breakfast included in this rate)

Please note: This venue is self-catering and can fit 15 people per night at R250.00 per person. The accommodation is primarily shared (3-4 people per room) and would be great for a team that is wanting to stay together. A one x daily shuttle service to and from conference venue daily will be provided.



The conference venue has been kindly provided for us by Liberty Church Randburg. The physical address for the conference is:

401 West Avenue, Ferndale Randburg, Gauteng South 

Secure Parking Available at the venue.



Please note, that you will be issued with a name tag that must be worn at all times throughout the course of the conference. This is a security measure to ensure that everyone on the premises during the time of the conference is a registered participant. You will receive your name tag at the registration on the 13th November.

For delegates who prefer not to be photographed, please select a red lanyard at registration. Our photographers will be informed that no photographs of anyone wearing a red lanyard are to be taken.  

Conference Photo Gallery 2018

Some pics from last year's event