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South Africa: Advocacy Group Wants Full Decriminalising of Sex Work – South African News Briefs, October 3, 2022

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Advocacy Group Wants Full Decriminalising of Sex Work

The Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (Sweat) said it wanted nothing less than full decriminalisation of sex work. This follows a recent announcement by Deputy Justice Minister John Jeffery that the government would be developing a Bill to decriminalise the industry, Eye Witness News reports. Sweat said while it supported the move to decriminalise sex work, it rejected the idea of legalisation. It said the former allowed for self-regulation while the latter meant separate regulation under the new legislation. Social Development Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu said the Bill would be ready by 2024.

Charles III Invites President, First Lady For State Visit

Buckingham Palace has announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife have accepted an invitation by King Charles III to attend a first state visit during the new monarch's reign, from November 22-24, 2022 at Buckingham Palace, Eye Witness News reports. State visits to Britain typically involve a ceremonial welcome on Horse Guards Parade in the heart of the capital, accompanied by gun salutes fired from Green Park and the Tower of London.

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Stage 3 Load Shedding With Us This Week Until Thursday

Eskom is reporting that power generation capacity remains constrained. It said its problems were compounded by the shutting down of the Camden Power Station due to water contamination last week. The first of seven generating units returned to service on October 1. The remaining units are hoped to return to service over the next eight days.

Delays of Jet Fuel Delivery Continues at Cape Town International Airport

The Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) said that a vessel carrying jet fuel for Cape Town International Airport is set to arrive this week. Fuel suppliers informed airport management of further delays pertaining to the delivery of jet fuel which is now set to arrive in the coming days. In a statement, Acsa officials said that they had been working closely with airlines to reduce refuelling at Cape Town International Airport. Due to this, they've had to introduce further restrictions on refuelling, to conserve stocks until the new consignment of jet fuel arrives. Passengers travelling from Cape Town International Airport have been advised to arrive earlier for their flights during this period.

President Cyril Ramaphosa Reflects on His Time In Office

As African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa's term of office moves towards an end, he said that no other leader had been confronted with as many challenges as he has, insisting that he'd done his best in leading the organisation and the country over the past five years, Eye Witness News reports. Ramaphosa received a nod from his own branch to serve a second term as party president, while it also endorsed Paul Mashatile as his deputy

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