Invitation to a public debate on Sex, Consent and the Law

Sonke Gender Justice and the Wits Centre for Ethics (WiCE), with support from the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA), are hosting a public debate to explore the intersections of public policy, law, personal beliefs and culture. Please join us to listen to a panel of talented speakers and to contribute to the lively conversation afterwards. Refreshments will be served.

DATE: 21 October 2015
TIME: 16h00 – 18h00
VENUE: Senate Room, Wits University East Campus, Johannesburg.


  1. Should buying and selling sex be against the law? – Zoe Black, Sisonke Sex Worker Movement.
  2. Should HIV transmission be criminalised? – Eusebius McKaiser, Wits Centre for Ethics.
  3. Teen sex: should the law do anything about it? – Prof Deevia Bhana, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  4. Teen sexting: should the law do anything about it? – Prof Ann Skelton, University of Pretoria.

RSVP with Siphokazi Diyani at or (021) 423-7088.

Sex consent and the law