'What can we do?' - Springs sex workers describe their difficult lives

2019-11-19 05:18

Sex workers work on an empty plot in Springs because they can't afford the fees hotels charge.

Julia Roberts met with sex workers

2019-04-08 11:01

Julia Roberts spent time with prostitutes who were paid $35 (around R500) each to talk to her before filming 'Pretty Woman'.

Aids conference focuses on sex workers and funds

2018-07-24 07:26

In Amsterdam, Sisonke, a South African sex worker organisation, is calling for the 'complete decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa'.

Siam Lee, sex workers and the culture of victim blaming

2018-01-19 14:47

Her occupation doesn’t trump her humanity.

Shocking: 70% of SA sex workers don’t protect themselves against HIV

2017-12-01 10:45

Scientific studies have shown that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is effective in protecting people from HIV during both anal and vaginal sex.

I am a sex worker: criminalising my work puts me in danger

2017-06-15 10:46

I’m a sex worker and this is my profession to support myself and my family, to further my studies, to save up for my future and to gain financial freedom and security.

Legalising sex work the only option - Women's caucus

2017-05-30 17:55

The full decriminalisation of sex work is the only way to protect the rights of sex workers and address the country’s HIV/Aids crisis, Parliament's multi-party women's caucus says.

How many men visit sex workers... and how many SA women work in the industry?

2017-04-20 10:25

While many men engage in the use of sex workers, a significant percentage finds the experience unsatisfying.

Is transactional sex different to prostitution?

2016-10-16 14:48

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

We are mothers, sisters, friends - sex workers tell MPs

2016-08-18 07:29

Sex workers have told MPs about the dangers and hardships of their work, and appealed to them to ensure it is decriminalised.


'Sex work a patriarchal form of violence against women' - former sex worker

2019-04-18 05:27

Sex work should not be considered as work - it is a patriarchal form of violence against women, a former addict and sex worker has said.

Sugar daddy capitalism: even the world’s oldest profession is being uberised

2019-01-18 19:24

Sugar baby websites are as disruptive to government systems just as platforms like Uber have been to highly regulated taxi industries.

'Jesus was the first to decriminalise sex work' - banner at Cape Town church

2018-03-02 05:31

Reverend Alan Storey of the Central Methodist Mission, together with members of the Asijiki Coalition for the Decriminalisation of Sex Work, have hoisted a banner over the church steeple in support of the decriminalisation of sex work.

Sex workers' rights group 'cautious' over ANC's decriminalisation decision

2017-12-21 13:18

Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce has welcomed the decision by the ANC to fully decriminalise sex work in South Africa.

WATCH: Proposal for sex work to be decriminalised

Gauteng Province raised the 'contentious issue' of sex workers and the decriminalisation of their work in plenary. Watch.

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Cape Town gets 'milestone' clinic for sex workers

2017-06-13 07:02

A new clinic to serve the healthcare needs of sex workers and their families has opened at the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) head office.

Criminalising sex work is ineffective – WLC expressing disappointment

2017-05-26 21:58

The Women’s Legal Centre voices its disappointment at the long awaited South African Law Reform Commission which has recommended that sex work be fully criminalised.

Ask a sex worker

2017-03-04 08:18

A sex workers' rights organisation has marked International Sex Workers' Rights Day by answering questions from members of the public in Cape Town.

Cobblestones, aircon make our working conditions equally bad, MP tells sex workers

2016-08-18 09:46

Cobblestones that 'break their shoes' and an air-conditioning system that keeps things a tad on the icy side – those are some of the hardships female MPs face every day, they have told sex workers while comparing notes in Parliament.

Sex work and motherhood: three women share their stories

Three mothers speak to News24 about the unique challenges that come with raising a family and being a sex worker. Watch.

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