I have been puzzled and annoyed by the ongoing repetition in our media, that 40 000 'prostitutes' are set to be trafficked into South Africa ahead of the World Cup.
This figure is continually repeated (and in one instance, an anti-trafficking video featuring several South African soapie stars, inflated further to 100 000). This despite its being a complete fabrication, with no basis in fact, and no evidence available to substantiate it.
I have read SWEAT's open letter to Premier Nomvula Mokonyane. It is a powerful statement and it sets out the lobby in very rationale terms without being overly sentimental about it. I have already started a discussion with some of my colleagues and some interesting views are coming out which I would like to share in this space. The views DO NOT represent the position or views of my employer or the employers of any of my colleagues and these are not mentioned here for professional reasons.