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Doctors say commission ruling on sex work is bad for HIV prevention

Many organisations condemn SALRC report

By Ashleigh Furlong - 31 May 2017
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Court “mustn’t feel sorry” for killer and artist Zwelethu Mthethwa

“In many cases the perpetrators are never found and the [victim] remains unidentified for some time”

By Ashleigh Furlong - 29 May 2017
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Psychologist recommends against prison for guilty artist

Zwelethu Mthethwa murdered Nokuphila Kumalo, a sex worker

By Ashleigh Furlong - 24 May 2017



- 24 May 2017
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Support group formed for sex workers who are mothers

“I saw how many children came to the Christmas party [of sex workers] and decided we had to create a support group” says founder

By Frances Aron - 12 April 2017
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Nairobi sex workers want a research code of conduct

They have been inspired by example of South African San groups

By Melanie Gosling - 10 April 2017
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No bail for murderer of sex worker

Mthethwa’s wealth won’t get him different treatment, says judge

By Ashleigh Furlong - 31 March 2017
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Sex worker murderer wants bail

Mthethwa says he needs time to get his affairs in order as “potentially a few million rands were at risk”

By Ashleigh Furlong - 29 March 2017
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Artist found guilty of sex worker’s murder

Justice has been done, say activists

By Ashleigh Furlong - 16 March 2017
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Ask a sex worker

Sex Workers’ Rights Day commemorated on Grand Parade

By Ashleigh Furlong - 3 March 2017
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Campaign collects names of murdered sex workers

Unsolved cases collect  dust in police files, says activist

By Ray Mwareya - 8 December 2016
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Iziko criticised for using art of murder accused Zwelethu Mthethwa

Artist is on trial for the slaying of sex worker Nokuphila Kumalo

By Ashleigh Furlong - 2 December 2016
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Harare sex workers beat the cash crunch

Customers pay online

By Pamela Keletso - 29 November 2016
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Abuse of sex workers by police rife

Women’s Legal Centre details hundreds of cases of rape, assault, harassment and unlawful arrest

By Ashleigh Furlong - 22 July 2016
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Why sex workers don’t trust cops

Research suggests sexual assault by police is rife

By Ashleigh Furlong - 1 June 2016
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Mothers’ Day for sex workers

Mothers for the Future is a programme that supports mothers who are sex workers

By Ashleigh Furlong - 6 May 2016