Prostitutes from around the world are making their way to South Africa hoping to make a fortune from frisky soccer fans at next month's World Cup. Authorities predict 40,000 sex workers will arrive to greet 500,000 foreign fans. Most are coming from South Africa's impoverished neighboring countries, although one hotel boss says prostitutes have arrived from as far away as China, Venezuela, and Pakistan.
Human rights activists warn that many of the women have been trafficked and urge hotels to shun the sex trade. In desperately poor parts of Zimbabwe, some women have left their husbands to travel to South Africa. 'Marriages are fast breaking up with women choosing to stay alone in South Africa's hotels and lodges,” a village elder in southern Zimbabwe tells the Christian Science Monitor. "But the most unfortunate part, is what are they going to do after the World Cup?" (Read more South Africa stories.)