Cape Town – The DA has expressed concern with the gap between teenage pregnancies and reported offences involving girls aged between 10 and 19.
“Schools are compelled to report pregnancies of girls between the ages of 12 and 16 and pregnancies of girls aged 16 if the father is older than 16 to the police,” DA MP Desiree Van der Walt said.
Van der Salt maintained that girls between the ages of 12 and 16 cannot give consent to sex, and it must be proved among those aged 16 and 18.
She made the comment after Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga revealed that girls aged between 10 and 19 had recorded 90 000 teenage pregnancies between April 2020 and March 2022.
Motshekga said she…
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