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11 August 2014 (Cape Town) - A body of a 19 year old sex worker was discovered in a parking lot in Kenilworth on Sunday morning the 3rd of August by residents. The young woman was allegedly stabbed three times and left for dead. Just weeks before, SWEAT attempted to meet with Kenilworth ward councillor to discuss concerns about violence…
Monday, 11 August 2014
Long Street backpackers in Long Street Cape Town, which according to their website is “famous for its friendly atmosphere” has acted in a very unfriendly manner towards two sweat staff members who recently booked accommodation at the backpackers for work related purposes. On 26 July 2014, 2 Sweat staff bookings were cancelled impulsively when they attempted to book in at…
Thursday, 31 July 2014
Sex Workers call on Government to F ... “The decriminalisation of sex work could avert HIV infections by 33- 46% in the next decade, according to a new study published in The Lancet, the world’s leading medical journal.” July 29, 2014 (Cape Town) –The Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) and Sisonke National Sex Worker Movement of South Africa welcome the imperative finding of the research series…
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Legalising sex work ‘will cut HIV ... By: Sipokazi Fokazi / Cape Argus Cape Town - The government should legalise sex work because it would help protect those in the illegal industry from being harassed and assaulted by customers and the police, a sex-worker campaigner has urged. Speaking at the International Aids Conference in Melbourne, Kholi Buthelezi, who heads the Sisonke Sex Worker Movement in Cape Town,…
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Could legalising sex work stop HIV  ... By: Emma Thelwell, News24 Cape Town - A study presented at the International Aids Conference in Australia claims that scrapping laws that ban sex work would almost halve the number of new HIV infections within next decade. But given the study is based mainly on research in Asia, would it work in South Africa? News24 investigates. Why focus on sex…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Sensationalism Drives Stigma Agains ... Civil Society are concerns about the nature of sensationalism by the Daily Voice article - “Land of hookers and Aids – Blikkiesdorp’s prossies reveal shocking lives” Sex Workers Education and Advocacy taskforce (SWEAT), Sisonke Sex Workers Movement and TB/HIV Care Association are concerned by the tone and ramifications of the Daily Voice article published on 17 June 2014 titled: “Land…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
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