Clinic for sex workers open in Cape Town

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FILE. Sex workers protest outside the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town on 10 November 2014 where internationally-renowned artist Zwelethu Mthethwa was appearing for the murder of 23-year-old sex worker, Nokuphila Kumalo.

CAPE TOWN - Sex workers in Cape Town will finally have access to health care‚ counselling and legal services.

A clinic has been opened in Cape Town specifically for them.

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The facility is at the offices of the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce, otherwise known as SWEAT.

The clinic will be the only one of its kind in South Africa.

It's doors will be open from noon to 8pm daily to suit the working hours of most sex workers.

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Those behind the clinic believe it will be a safe space for sex workers‚ who were often stigmatised.

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