Mavericks strippers' dignity in question - SAHRC

2014-06-28 11:10
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Johannesburg - Exotic dancers working in an exclusive section of the Mavericks Gentlemen's Club in Cape Town may have felt compelled to work while menstruating, the Saturday Star reported.

This was according to a SA Human Rights Commission report, ordered by the High Court in Cape Town, into whether there were any potential violations of women's human rights at the club.

"It may be uncomfortable and humiliating for a woman," the SAHRC report was quoted as stating.

"Mavericks management deny that women were required to work while menstruating. It may well be that the women feel that they do not have real a choice as they did not get an income if they do not work."

The SAHRC report also revealed that the women at times felt pressured to drink alcohol. Mavericks denied this.

The Commission heard that a dancer could earn more than R50 000 a month during the tourist season, with no tax deducted because they were considered independent contractors.

It recommended that the Mavericks review its policies to ensure compliance with the Constitution and labour laws.
- SAPA
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