20 May 2016
The why we had Apartheid cronicles: Stokvel and No-Panty parties
20th of May 2016
For those who do not know what a Stokvel is, allow me to explain.
Blacks don’t trust white banks, so they created their own saving system called a stokvel. A group of say 20 or 50 people will get together and decide on an amount to be paid into a pool on a monthly or weekly basis. Then every month on a rotational basis one person gets the lump sum and he/she can then use it the way they want. Some buy a new fridge, some buy a new car, etc…It is estimated that today every second black person belongs to a Stokvel.
It wasn’t long before some enterprising blacks discovered that they could double their money overnight by using the lump sum to organize a party and sell liquor illegally. To attract patrons they organize Mavuso and “No panty” parties. Also called “Stokvel Parties”.
Mavuso is the black cultural practice of giving a woman some money or something to eat after a good night’s romp in bed. This is not seen as prostitution, but men who refuse to give anything can quickly find themselves charged with rape. Problem is that there is no fixed amount that should be given, so the girls will demand more and the guys would feel ripped off.
However at the Stokvel party, usually at the end of the night, the organizer will announce a going rate for the night…R300, R200, it always differs. So everyone knows and everyone agrees on what the girl should be paid in the morning. They like it, because now there are no arguments.
Although it is acknowledged that some women are just there for the money, it is very important to note that this is NOT considered prostitution. The organizer is not a pimp selling the girls to patrons. He makes his money from selling booze to everyone. This is just normal boy-meets-girl-at-party fun. The payment afterwards is part of the culture.
Now if you want to know what your maid and garden boy get up to when they are amongst their own people in the township watch this Shocking video of Mavuso
Or read here:
Sex stokvels gaining popularity
Mavuso, no-panties events shame dignity of liquor trade
Sex stokvels must fall
Those ones getting upset are the ones losing money.
What I find ironic is how they always have money for booze and Mavuso payments, but then cry they are poor.