sex education

DA looks to evaluate controversial CSE school content

The Democratic Alliance has asked the head of the parliamentary committees, the National Assembly House Chairperson of Committees, to intervene in the process of introducing the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) content planned for school students by the Department of Basic Education. The DA hopes that their request will yield positive[…]

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Outrage at sex-ed school content caused by ‘misinformation’ – DBE spokesperson

The Department of Basic Education’s (DBE) spokesperson has decried the recent outrage at the sexual content included in lesson plans for school students in South Africa, blaming it on misinformation and misplaced vigour. Many parents, educators, faith-based organisations and various communities have denounced the new content on several grounds, saying[…]

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‘Take back the space,’ says Mualima on CSE debate

Discussions around the controversial sex education curriculum currently piloted in five provinces in South Africa, including the Western Cape, have seen many questioning why exactly government has almost unilaterally decided to allow value judgements in the prescribed content being taught to young and impressionable children. The value judgements and morality[…]

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Let’s talk about sex

The incidence of new HIV infections among young females in South Africa is more than four times higher than that of males. South Africa has the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the world with over 400 000 new HIV infections a year. With February earmarked as Reproductive Health Awareness Month, these[…]

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