Sex work in South is still illegal. A study conducted in 2013 revealed that there were between 132 000 – 182 000 sex workers, female, male, intersex and transgender. The majority are either internal or cross-border migrants with multiple dependants. There have been growing calls over the years to decriminalize the world’s “oldest profession” and some say its time, however, others still believe decriminalization of sex work would lead to abuse.
In this episode, we discuss this contentious issue with an attorney from Legal Aid SA Ms. Puleng Mpeke who will give us a legal analysis around the current law on sex work and Mr. Katlego Rasibitse from Sisonke Gender Justice, who are advocating for its legalization and what informs their stance.
Presented by: Millicent Tshiamo, Produced by: Simba Honde, Technical Producer: Kutlwano Gwinch Serame