Sex Work

Humans in the Age of HIV

Humans in the Age of HIV

We turn the spotlight on people living or working on the margins in South Africa. Referred to some as key populations, these folk – sex ...
AIDS2018: Humans in the Age of HIV-Where I work now, I actually feel like a woman

AIDS2018: Humans in the Age of HIV-Where I work now, I actually feel like a woman

By Nomatter Ndebele Thirty-seven-year-old Zelda Leonie, has been a sex worker since she was 17 years old. She decided to go into sex work when she ...
AIDS2018: Humans in the Age of HIV-Carmen is impossible to miss

AIDS2018: Humans in the Age of HIV-Carmen is impossible to miss

By Nomatter Ndebele Carmen is impossible to miss. She comes sauntering down the road with her luscious  black locks bouncing gently behind her, as ...
Sex Work and the new NSP

Sex Work and the new NSP

By Marlise Richter, Thuli Khoza and Katlego Rasebitse Sex Work and the ‘National Strategic Plan on HIV, STIs and TB 2017-2022’ – time to be ...
Hoer! Magosha! Prossie! Doxy! – Why has the law on sex work not changed?

Hoer! Magosha! Prossie! Doxy! – Why has the law on sex work not changed?

By Marlise Richter - Sex work is fully criminalised in South Africa. This means that anyone who buys sex, who sells sex, or who helps facilitate a ...
Did Durban listen to sex workers?

Did Durban listen to sex workers?

By Ishtar Lakhani - This year marked the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIC) held in Durban – 16 years since this conference was last held on ...
How PEPFAR’s anti-prostitution pledge impedes sex worker health

How PEPFAR’s anti-prostitution pledge impedes sex worker health

By Marlise Richter - The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) should end its anti-prostitution pledge.
Don’t make us criminals

Don’t make us criminals

By Sally-Jean Shackleton - Address presented at a session entitled ‛South Africa’s National Sex Worker HIV Plan: Are you coming?’ at the 2016 ...