Sex work in South Africa: History, forms of sex works and abuses being faced by sex workers

  • Pontsho P. Matlala
  • Kola O. Odeku


This paper traces the origin of sex work, provides insight on sex work definition, and articulates the different forms of sex works phenomenon for proper understanding and comprehension on how they are being treated differently from other forms of works. Furthermore, the paper points out that sex workers do not enjoy the protections available under the human rights laws and as such, they are discriminated against. Methodologically, this paper used literature review research approach. Relevant key words pertaining to the subject were inserted into google scholar search engine and contemporary scholarly works generated were retrieved, reviewed and salient information from them applied to the current paper for purposes of addressing problem identified .


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