This was heard at the dialogue and debate on transactional relationships hosted by the Swedish Embassy in Pretoria, the Centre for Human Rights at the university’s Hatfield campus yesterday.
Gender-based activist Mandisa Khanyile said individuals had the choice to choose what they do with their bodies and that nobody had the right to dictate what sexual activities they engaged in. She supported people who engaged in transactional sex because they wanted to.
Khanyile said transactional sex, human trafficking and sex work was not one and the same thing but the three become linked in conversations.
She said there was a genuine threat in sex trafficking and it should be taken as a threat but it did not mean it had to be approached in every discussion that has to do with transactional sex.