In a unanimous judgment, judges have declared sections of the Sexual Offences Act unconstitutional as they infringe on the rights of adolescents.
In a case before the ConCourt, critics says consensual teen sex has been criminalised by the Sexual Offences Act.
The Constitutional Court will decide whether to uphold a finding that parts of the Sexual Offences Act criminalise children who have consensual sex.
Sections of the Sexual Offences Act that say teenagers should be prosecuted for having consensual sex violates several children's rights, say NGOs.
Child rights advocates have welcomed a ruling overturning parts of the Sexual Offences Act, which they say was out of step with reality.
Justice Minister Jeff Radebe has welcomed a ruling against a judgment that a man could not be sentenced because of a flaw in the Sexual Offences Act.
The Supreme Court of Appeal has heard that any accused should know that the court in which he was asked to plead has scope in terms of sentencing.
The Supreme Court of Appeal is due to hear an urgent appeal by the National Prosecuting Authority against a ruling involving the Sexual Offences Act.
Focusing on the victims of sexual crimes would help to combat and prevent further violence against women and children, says NDPP acting head deputy.
Parliamentarians have approved an amendment to the Sexual Offences Act as a measure to prevent certain crimes becoming impossible to prosecute.
Four minors accused of filming while raping a 17-year-old mentally impaired Soweto girl have been granted bail by the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court.
Research reveals that rape survivors have little access to information about prophylaxis, a vital drug in minimising the chances of contracting HIV.
Nine members of a Pretoria family will return to the Pretoria North Regional Court on January 16 on charges relating to sexually assaulting children.