Sex workers have reported a dry spell this year, stating that soccer fans were more interested in watching games than playing dirty, according to a report by The Sowetan.
After anticipating an upswing in work during the Soccer World Cup, sex workers have reported that work has been thin on the ground since soccer celebrations hit South Africa.
Marlise Richter of Wits University's forced migration studies department pointed out that sex workers couldn't wait for soccer season to come to an end and that about 16 percent of her study reporting a decrease in clients during the World Cup.
Richter followed 60 sex workers in Hillbrow, Sandton, Rustenburg and Cape Town during the lead up, through the World Cup and once the event had come to a close.
Richter gave a talk on issues affecting women in the sex trade ahead of the launch of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children during a conference at Constitutional Hill .