sex workers

One in three people surveyed report being sexually abused by police

Pontsho Pilane

Sex workers tell of being tortured, including being beaten with sjamboks.


So, can or can't South Africans tell government how sex work should be regulated?

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

Activists have been told that government wants to hear their views, but without draft legislation their input is of little value.


What sex workers and clients really want you to know about the business of sex

Zia Wasserman, Zoe Black

Making sex work safer can lead to less HIV infections and gender-based violence, studies have shown.


Are sex workers forced into their jobs?

Sex workers in South Africa want their profession decriminalised, a view supported by many medical professionals and civil society organisations.


South African Aids council stands by national sex worker plan

Connie Kganakga

Human rights and access to healthcare remain paramount in the country's response.