While the ANC threw around a whole heap of cash for their 100th birthday celebrations in Bloemfontein over the weekend, a number of smart 'entrepreneurs' descended upon the city to take advantage of the cash-heavy guests.
Prostitutes from across the country made their way to the 'City of Roses' and spent the last few days 'entertaining' clients and kicking off their 2012 with a 'bang'.
Just like the 2010 World Cup, the celebrations in the Free State city opened the door for the 'working girls' to up their prices and make more than their usual adventures reward them with.
A prostitute from Pretoria told Sunday World that she would have been foolish not to make the trip down 'south'.
"I've decided to be part of this celebration as I saw a business opportunity for myself," she said.
"I used to charge R70 a round in Sunnyside, but since this is the gathering of loaded politicians I am charging according to the size of their pockets.
"They have a lot of money that they don't know what to do with."
An Eastern Cape prostitute revealed that she had hit the big time during the celebrations, with a number of heavy-hitters paying for her services in just one night.
"I got five clients in one night and most of them are high profile people," she said.
[This news article was sourced from Howzit MSN News: http://news.howzit.msn.com/prostitutes-profit-as-politicians-party] "Sadly I will not tell you their names as they are prominent politicians and musicians. Since I got here I managed to score big."
Along with the prostitution boom in Bloem came a few issues for the local girls trying to earn a few extra bucks.
Some of the locals lost out on business to their out-of-town counterparts, while a heavy police presence made it difficult to pick up clients.
"We are used to charging R50 a session and now we are forced to charge hundreds of rands to meet the standard," one 'lady of the night' said.
Another added: "These cops should understand that we are also working and we are not doing this because we want to.
"Some of the politicians are scared to speak to us because they think their friends might tell their wives or girlfriends that they bonked hookers."
[This news article was sourced from Howzit MSN News http://news.howzit.msn.com/prostitutes-profit-as-politicians-party]