Friday, January 30, 2009

Update on 2010 World Cup

I have to say, I'm a little shocked.
I actually got a response from a member of the Democratic Alliance of South Africa.
Sadly, her response wasn't especially helpful as all she sent me was an article dated January 28th, 2008.

None-the-less, below is her response:

"Dear Stefanie,

Please read this statement which details this situation and the DA’s position.

Arts committee hears call to legalise prostitution for 2010

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA Jan 29 2008 13:40

An African National Congress MP on Tuesday proposed that
prostitution be legalised during the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

The suggestion of George Lekgetho was met with groans of protest and chuckles from other MPs at the portfolio committee on arts and culture in Parliament.

"If sex working is legalised people would not do things in the dark. That would bring us tax and would improve the lives of those who are not working," he added.

Democratic Alliance MP Sydney Opperman disagreed, saying one could not commercialise relationships.

"You cannot attach a price to the deepest union between a man and a woman and link it to our tax base."

They were speaking following a presentation to the committee by the Arts and Culture Department on its plans for and views on social cohesion for 2010.

Another ANC MP, Christopher Gololo, said the matter should be "thrown to the public" to debate. Arts and Culture Department Director General Thembinkosi Wakashe agreed with this."

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