Sex workers in South Africa want their profession decriminalised, a view supported by many medical professionals and civil society organisations.
After almost two decades, the South African Law Reform Commission chose fiction over facts.
Sex workers and civil society groups across Africa took to the streets on Thursday to demand access to healthcare services.
A court interdict preventing police arresting sex workers was granted because the NPA fails to prosecute them, the City of Cape Town said on Tuesday.
Cape Town sex workers on Monday won a court order to stop police arresting them when they know prosecution is unlikely to follow.