Shane Petzer


Brothers for Life

Shane runs an art gallery and a community arts project that makes chandeliers with recycled materials that sell worldwide. He lives in Barrydale, Western Cape. and has two daughters. He has been living with HIV for 15 years. His greatest fear was disclosing his status to his conservative Afrikaans family - especially his father, a priest. He was a founder of SWEAT, an organization that supports sex workers rights, and is active in LGBTI HIV support. He also works closely with communities in the Barrydale area, offering support and counseling to HIV positive people. @SexirReverend

About Us

Brothers for Life promote positive male norms and encourage the uptake of health services such as Medical Male Circumcision (MMC), Men taking up HIV Testing, Consistent condom use by Men and reduction of sexual partners. The campaign mobilises men to actively engage in activities to address Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in their communities.

Our Manifesto

Brothers who stand for responsible relationships
Brothers who stand for responsible parenting
Brothers who stand for responsible behaviour
Brothers who live positively
Brothers who do the right thing
Brothers who stand for life