More underage schoolgirls join prostitution (South Africa)

A growing number of school pupils are engaging in prostitution. This is the view of delegates at a recent prostitution symposium that was organised by the KwaZulu-Natal legislature in Durban. There is a new trend where school learners who are underage work as prostitutes on weekends and go back to school on Monday. KwaZulu-Natal is estimated to have more than 30 000 sex workers with Durban accounting for the highest number of prostitutes. The Commission for Gender Equality also weighed in, saying the Chapter 9 institution backs calls to repel all laws against prostitution. The proposals deliberated will be tabled to the provincial legislature for MPLs to discuss before KwaZulu-Natal engages other provinces about the matter.