South Africa: Will Decriminalising Sex Work Increase Trafficking?

CATEGORY: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery
DATE: 28 November 2018
AUTHOR: Allafrica.com

In 2003, New Zealand did away with all laws against consensual adult sex work. Activists say South Africa can take a few lessons from it.

Sex work is not "decent work" and not "a reasonable means to secure a person's living", the South African law reform commission declares in its 2017 review of the country's criminal legislation that governs sex work.

It's the commission's task to advise the justice and constitutional development minister on how to improve and develop the law.

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