Corporal punishment unacceptable: Rapcan

South Africans should not limit their outrage to the most horrific cases of child abuse, but rather to all instances where adults use physical violence as a means of controlling children, according to local advocacy group, RAPCAN. The declaration comes after a Hanover Park man appeared before the Athlone Magistrate’s[…]

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Law may decriminalize consensual sex for teens

A newly adopted bill could afford children under the age of 18 the right to freely engage in sexual activity without fear of prosecution. The controversial bill, recently adopted by the Portfolio committee on Justice and Correctional services, has provisions that may allow for consensual sex between those not of[…]

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