Sex work

Sex worker fights dismissal in Constitutional Court – The Star

A Cape Town sex worker who recently lost her case in the Labour Court has approached the Constitutional Court directly to obtain relief, according to the Women’s Legal Centre.

Dying man married-Sowetan

Nomasonto Mbuyisa lost her father last month. As she was preparing to come to terms with how to take care of her two siblings, she suffered another shock. She found that a woman she had only known for nine months married her father a day before he died.

Realising Sexual Rights: IDS Sexuality and Development Programme 2007

A report that draws on discussions and presentations at the realising Sexual Rights workshop, which took place 28-30 September 2005 at the institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK.

June 15, 2010 Themes: Human Rights | Sex work | Xenophobia Programs: Report

Cape Town wage war against sex workers-Sowetan

The city of Cape Town is involved in a covert operation with a New York-based street patrol group to promote ‘aggressive community action’ against sex workers by publicly labelling them as Aids carriers.

Sex worker cries over foul play-Sowetan

Two senior Dynamos players have been caught offside and suspended by the national first division club. Furious club chairperson Pat Malabela confirmed the suspension of Vumane Mvundla and Ncoko Camagu yesterday. He said the two were being disciplined for going in a drinking spree while in camp.

Stop Abuse of Sex Workers-Sowetan

I am deeply upset because the City of Cape Town is victimising Sex workers. South Africa is among the countries with the highest rate of violence against women and sex workers. The covert operation to monitor them will exacerbate violence against women.

A place for Bonking – Sowetan

Actor-Director Woody Allen’s remark À“ that ‘sex was the most fun I ever had without laughing’ popped into my head when I stepped into the Royal Park night club in downtown Joburg recently. I don’t know why this happened to me because I had not gone there to buy sex. I was paying the place a visit because a close friend was raving about it after spending a night out there.

Sex workers case stumps three judges-Sowetan

A sacked Cape Town Prostitute yesterday had three Labour Appeal Court Judges grappling with whether she was entitled to challenge her dismissal. ‘When dismissed you are made to stop something criminal. But then you say please protect me from someone who is stopping me from doing something criminal – it doesn’t make sense to me’.

Des mineurs sont les proies faciles des proxénètes

April 7, 2010 Themes: Sex work | Young Women Programs: Gender Aware | News | Sources

Human rights are for everyone: why sex work should be decriminalised in South Africa

This booklet looks at the sex laws in SA as well as SA law and sex work. It looks at the difference between legalisation and decriminalisation of sex work. It also looks at the two main arguments for decriminalising sex work including the human rights argument and the public health argument.

March 24, 2010 Themes: Sex work Programs: Booklet | Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)