Oh man, this is too good to pass up. This past weekend, someone posted an add on Gumtree, offering up a baby for sale. Full story here.
Gumtree is the South African version of Craigslist. It uses almost exactly the same format as Craigslist, and although various South African Craigslist portals exist, for some reason everyone just uses Gumtree.
Since the contact info that was posted appears to be fake, it seems likely enough that the whole thing was a hoax. Yet, the fact that the child welfare services are so concerned says something about how it is down here.