Saturday, September 26, 2009

Legalise prostitution,says union

By Ofentse Mokae
26 September 2009

South Africas top union Cosatu has called for the legalisation of prostitution.

The call was made by majority of Cosatu’s affiliates attending the the unions 10th national Congress in Midrand.

They say must be legalised and local governments must be tasked to formalise places of trade for sex workers.

The call was however cautioned by SA democratic teachers union president Thobile Ntola who said the motion if accepted had far wider implications for South Africans.

SACP secretary General Blade Nzimande said this industry exploited woman and young girls.

“Its correct for workers to take a lead on this matter and commit to a programme, but we need to be cautious we dont move ahead of our people," Nzimande said.

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