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While moral conservatives call for the status quo to remain, others describe “prostitution” as non-consensual and advocate for partial decriminalisation and exit strategies for women.
A South African Law Reform Commission report had been compiled on for public consultation, he told reporters in Pretoria.
The report is aimed at reviewing the fragmented legislative framework that regulates adult prostitution, which is currently completely criminalised."The commission found that despite mounting public and official concern about prostitution, South Africa has no clear strategy for dealing with prostitution, either on a primary and preventative level or on a secondary and intervention level," he said.
This option was coupled with the opportunity for people engaged in prostitution to get access to supportive resources and systems that would allow them to leave such work.
The second option favours the partial criminalisation of adult prostitution.
Poverty, inequality, and unemployment played a crucial role in subjecting already vulnerable women to exploitation.
Scenarios The report contains two scenarios for how government could approach the issue, given concerns about the safety, security and the apportioned criminality of those engaging in adult prostitution."The first option, which is the commission's preferred option, is to retain a totally criminalised legal framework," he said.
One part of the bill also required parents, teachers and counsellors to report students to the police if they witnessed any such conduct.
Legislators had these elements brought in during a rethink of how sexual offences were handled in South Africa.
She was joint project leader of the project committee that produced the Discussion Paper on Adult Prostitution in 2009.
South Africa may become the first African country to decriminalise sex work.