Gender/Violence Against Women/HIV/AIDS
Independent-on-Line, 23 October 2002, Cabinet approves HIV tests for sex crimes
legislation providing for the compulsory testing of alleged sexual offenders for
HIV/Aids was formally approved by Cabinet on Wednesday.
Compulsory HIV Testing of Alleged Sexual Offenders Bill provides for a speedy
and uncomplicated mechanism for victims of sexual offences to apply for the
alleged perpetrator to be tested for HIV, and the results disclosed.
the media after the fortnightly Cabinet meeting at Tuynhuys at Parliament,
government communications head Joel Netshitenzhe said the measure would be
tabled in Parliament soon.
bills approved at Wednesday's Cabinet meeting included the Special Pensions
Amendment Bill, and the Government Employees Pension Fund Increase (Members of
Non-Statutory Forces) Bill.
These bills provided for full recognition of previous service of former NSF members, and would correct anomalies in their pension payments in this regard, he said. - Sapa