SEX WORK

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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
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Health Department to release sex work plan on Friday

But it is unlikely to include provision to decriminalise the trade

By Benita Enoch - 8 March 2016
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“What would you do if your sister was a sex worker?”

Sex workers explain to the public why their profession should not be a crime

By Ashleigh Furlong - 3 March 2016
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New delay in sex worker murder trial

Trial of artist Mthethwa postponed again

By Ashleigh Furlong - 3 February 2016

“The police & I”: a sex worker’s story

Richard is a 38-year-old, gay male sex worker. He was born in East London and has been based in Cape Town since 1999. He has been in “the business” (the sex work industry) for over 20 years.

Jonathan Dockney - 6 August 2013