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Sex workers in South Africa want their profession decriminalised, a view supported by many medical professionals and civil society organisations.
Tlaleng Mofokeng is the vice-chairperson of the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition. She is also a medical doctor.
Madri Bruwer is the manager at Straatwerk.
They were speaking at a Critical Thinking Forum hosted by Bhekisisa, the Mail & Guardian and the South African National Aids Council on the decriminalisation of sex work in July 2017.
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Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.