WATCH | 'It's not something I ever wanted to become' - former prostitute supports call to criminalise buying sex

2019-08-27 17:18

Nompumelelo Limekhaya was in Grade 12 when she was first introduced to prostitution. Now she works with Embrace Dignity, an organisation aiming to help women leave sex work.

Towards the partial decriminalisation of the sex trade

2018-08-09 08:00

In January a 20-year-old woman, Siam Lee, went missing from what is believed to have been a brothel in Durban North. Her charred body was discovered two days later, writes Mickey Meji.


2018-05-31 09:20

A 17-year-old girl has been rescued from a brothel by the Hawks.

SA has no clear strategy on prostitution - Masutha

2017-05-26 19:30

South Africa still does not have a clear strategy to deal with the complexities of adult prostitution, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has said.

Too many prostitutes

2016-12-02 10:10

“We are sick and tired of seeing people having sex on the road and standing naked outside our doors!”.

Prostitution a free choice?

2016-11-11 15:54

Prostitution can never be a free choice, but rather a choice forced by circumstances.

30% of Malawi cops 'are HIV positive'

2016-09-28 12:42

A call for behavioural change within the ranks of Malawi's police force has been made following revelations that over 30% of the southern Africa country's police force are HIV positive.

EXCLUSIVE: Cape Town's Bree Street brothel or turf war?

A complaint by a concerned property owner has erupted into a social media war, with allegations of a bar on Cape Town's trendy Bree Street fronting as a brothel. Is the establishment running illicit trade? News24 investigates. Watch.

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PMB’s red light district

2015-12-31 10:30

Prostitution in the heart of the city is thriving with sex workers using private property, pavements and even driveways to service their clients.

KZN brothel busted

2015-09-18 10:47

A brothel in Pietermaritzburg has been shut down after police raided the property, confiscating computers and arresting the “manager”.


Family’s nightmare sex work dependence

2019-01-08 07:58

A Mpumalanga high school learner was expected to grow up fast and become a sex worker so that she could take over the responsibility of earning money for the family.


2018-06-03 08:00

A SEX worker is in court for allegedly planning to sell her 10-year-old granddaughter for sex.

Assisting prostitutes

2017-11-01 13:45

The government is taking steps to assist adult people out of prostitution, with a reformed Sexual Offences Act in the works.

NASCAR track owner arrested for prostitution ring

2017-04-10 08:37

Nascar has severed ties with a Connecticut racetrack after its owner was charged with patronising a prostitution ring that police say exploited young men with mental health issues by delivering them to wealthy clients for sex.

Clampdown on hookers

2016-11-21 10:23

Msunduzi Municipal security will now join forces with a brothels task team to tackle the growing prostitution rings in Pietermaritzburg.

Is transactional sex different to prostitution?

2016-10-16 14:48

What is transactional sex, and what makes it different from prostitution?

Broad church is split on prostitution

2016-09-18 06:10

Those of us familiar with our church history know that a broad church invariably splits because holding together too many factions becomes an impossible dream.

Malawian girls queue up for sex to survive

2016-03-30 13:04

Scores of young Malawian girls have been queuing up to have sex with willing men in exchange for money to fund their survival, according to a report.

Brothel owner admits in court

2015-09-25 10:02

The war on brothels and prostitution in Pietermaritzburg has nailed its first adult services establishment in court.

How we can protect prostitutes

2015-08-25 14:20

Because their profession is criminalised, South African sex workers are turned into second-class citizens, exposed to victimisation not only by their clients, but also by the police, says Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce.

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