Why we need to talk about sex work and examine our attitudes

The victimisation of sex workers remains a harsh reality in South Africa.

Clinical sexologist Dr Eve unpacked the challenges faced by sex workers and the ongoing fight to decriminalise the profession.

This comes after the court found artist Zwelethu Mthethwa guilty of murdering sex worker Nokuphila Kumalo in 2013.

Lloyd Rugara is the Western Cape regional coordinator for the sex worker movement Sisonke, and says advocacy groups have struggled to be heard and recognised.

Sisonke is a movement that was formed by sex workers to advocate for their rights and improved working conditions.

Stigma affects sex workers to the point that they end up losing their lives.

Lloyd Rugara, provincial coordinator at Sisonke

We need to be talking about sex work and the situation in our country.

Dr Eve, clinical sexologist

Dr Eve says transactional relationships exist throughout society and has warned people against casting moral judgment.

People do pay for sex every single day, and it may not be with money.

Dr Eve, clinical sexologist

Take a listen to the engaging discussion and visit Dr Eve's website, to learn more:


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