Strip club to appeal court ruling

2012-02-28 09:15

Cape Town - Strip club Mavericks has applied for leave to appeal a court decision to withdraw its corporate permits allowing foreign dancers into the country, according to a report on Tuesday.

The Cape Times reported that owner Shane Harrison was seeking an interdict to stop the home affairs department from deporting some of his foreign strippers.

His application follows a Western Cape High Court ruling a few weeks ago dismissing Harrison's urgent application against the department.

Judge Siraj Desai dismissed the first application with costs and referred the matter to the Human Rights Commission of SA to investigate whether Mavericks' dancers' human rights were being infringed.

He said the fact that Harrison demanded large amounts of money every week possibly placed him in contravention of the international protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons.

The club is challenging the constitutionality of the department's decision to revoke its permits, and the immigration regulations on which the decision was based.

  • John - 2012-02-28 09:30

    Ah..Ah..Ah I was wondering why the last expo in Cape Town Convention Center was too boring and unattended. Is RASPUTIN still open?

      John - 2012-02-28 10:10

      I knew that ill be voted down for RASPUTIN. Naah...I'm Maveric supporter. Mike...put redbull in the fridge. Im comming...:)

  • Anthony - 2012-02-28 09:31

    Many strip club owners confiscate the dancers' passports so they cannot leave until the end of their contracts, essentially enslaving them. I trust Mavericks doesnt do this.

  • Thoka - 2012-02-28 09:55

    one less strip club in bangla road better for the competitor. power play

  • Colin - 2012-02-28 09:58

    Is this place not a Gentlemans Club ? Surely it is and as such must play by the accepted rules of engagement. No touching of the " artists " during her delightful duties at any time. No touching by me or the owners/management is accepted decorum worldwide and I would expect the powers that be to honour this entrenched rule. Gentlemen play their games under strict rules of respect....

  • Marion - 2012-02-28 10:13

    Why the need to import foreign dancers? Aren't there more than enough women in South Africa, from all nationalities, who would be prepared to dance if the working conditions were favourable?

      John - 2012-02-28 10:23

      There are some other criteria also. Leave it Marion.....thats a long story

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-02-28 10:29

      Marion, wood is expensive and to use more wood to reinforce the stages will be costly. It is cheaper to bring in slim girls from Russia, Ukraine, etc. I presume the mystery of a woman who do not understand you, but only understand the "right" words and being pretty are doing it for men. LOL!

      justin.pretorius - 2012-02-28 11:05

      Sorry, but EE women are just way more awesome

      conway.reynolds - 2012-02-28 11:32

      SA girls are too lazy

      Mildly_Amused - 2012-02-28 12:05

      I guess the fascination is because these ladies are exotic... Why pay hundreds and hundreds to see a South African girl take her clothes off when you can go out to any bar and (probably) pick one up for free?

  • official.muaz.mohamed - 2012-02-28 10:28

    no foreign dancers, that sucks, sa girls don't make the cut

      justin.pretorius - 2012-02-28 11:06


  • Marion - 2012-02-28 12:43

    I wonder if South African men are as appealing to foreign dancers as foreign dancers are to South African men? Doubtful.

      TSR01 - 2012-02-28 13:57

      Apparently, yes, as I have first-hand commentary feedback from a few female associates in America and the UK who are quite infatuated with the "gorgeous hunks" from SA - the farm life does wonders for muscles and maturity, not to mention the good attitude of "vasbyt!" from good SA men of strong conviction. :) (As a side joke from my friend, and please don't take it personally or as an affront, " 'n Boer maak 'n plan, 'n dame was 'n pan." :) )

      Marion - 2012-02-28 14:23

      @TSR01 - lol (the joke). The 'vasbyt, muscles and maturity' is only applicable to a very small portion of the male population if the hands-on surveys I have conducted are anything to go by.

      TSR01 - 2012-02-28 14:35

      Well, I do agree, it is a small portion of the population, and the younger generation these years are mostly very ill-disciplined, so that portion is becoming even smaller. Must say though, there are quite a lot of attractive people here in SA, despite the general trend towards "local is lekker" - which reminds me, I should look at getting a gym membership soon! :)

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-02-28 16:31

      Marion. Irrelevant. They are not here for site seeing, but the work/bugs.( how cruel it may sounds) and if they are lucky they get some-one that marry them and make them a citizen. To answer your question...a....a...a....past! lol.

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