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CNN can't figure out why white tourists didn't use South Africa's prostitutes.


In a nation that has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in the world, South Africa gathered their multitudes of prostitutes to stand ready for white tourists.

Instead the South African government says they are shocked that white tourists shunned their prostitutes and instead visit art galleries and museums. CNN seems to think this is a puzzle as well. Maybe this is why CNN has gone from the largest news network in America to a distant third.

From CNN…

The behavior of fans in South Africa has run contrary to what was predicted prior to the start of the tournament after David Bayever told World Cup organizers in March it was feared that up to 40,000 extra prostitutes could converge in the host nation to meet the expected demand.

Bayever, deputy chairperson of South Africa’s Central Drug Authority (CDA) that advises on drug abuse but also works with prostitutes, warned: “Forty-thousand new prostitutes. As if we do not have enough people of our own, we have to import them to ensure our visitors are entertained.”

But the tournament in 2010, if anything, has seen the modern-day soccer fan attracted to art galleries and museums over brothels.

A trend that has seen a drop in revenue across the board for the prostitution industry, which is illegal in South Africa. “Zobwa,” the chairperson of Sisonke — an action group representing around 70 street prostitutes in Johannesburg — said business had been down over the last month.