Are sex workers forced into their jobs?

Sex workers in South Africa want their profession decriminalised, a view supported by many medical professionals and civil society organisations.

Sex workers: ‘We want to own our own brothels’

Sex workers in the country want their profession to be decriminalised so that they can access health services without being discriminated against.

UK sex workers’ rights case collapses after five years

After having their brothel raided in 2011, three women planned to argue for the right of sex workers to work together in safety.

Letters to the editor: December 6 2013

Readers slam assaults on sex workers and accuse the Mail & Guardian of putting public protector Thuli Madonsela in danger.

A powerful weapon in the fight against modern slavery

The Global Slavery Index will help shape national and global efforts to root out modern slavery in Africa and across the world, writes Nick Grono.

Japan: Mayor sparks outrage for justifying WW2 ‘comfort women’

China has expressed outrage over remarks by the mayor of Osaka who said Japan's system of military brothels during World War II was "necessary".

Brazil’s prostitutes learn English ahead of World Cup

As Brazil prepares for the 2014 World Cup and Confederation Cup in June, its Association of Prostitutes has been teaching sex workers English.

Scourge of violence against transgender sex workers in Cote d’Ivoire

Transgender sex workers in the Cote d'Ivoire have increasingly become the target of violence since President Alassane Ouattara came into power.

Prostitution a Fokkens nightmare

Life has not been kind to the 'oldest window girls in Amsterdam', but the 70-year-old twins are enjoying their celebrity status.

Prostitution scandal dogs Obama trip

President Barack Obama says he will be "angry" if claims that his security staff hired prostitutes at a key political summit in Colombia prove true.

Maldives denies luxury spas are fronting prostitution

Tourism officials in the Maldives have denied that health spas at luxury holiday resorts operate as brothels after the facilities were shut down.

Desperate British women turn to prostitution

British students, faced with government austerity measures, are turning to prostitution, gambling and other dangerous pursuits to fund their studies.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income