Sexual Offences Act

 
Immorality Act stripped to its essence
Immorality Act stripped to its essence
Set in Durban and published after the Acts prohibiting mixed marriages were repealed, Lewis Nkosi's Mating Birds explores the enduring...
Lawyers differ over rape grilling
Lawyers differ over rape grilling
Counsel for rape accused Timothy Omotoso has faced outrage for his cross-examination of Cheryl Zondi, who has accused the televangelist pastor of...
[Video][WATCH] What is compelled rape?
[Video][WATCH] What is compelled rape?
Sonke Gender Justice's Ariane Nevin explains the difference between rape and compelled rape and how the law treats it.
#FrankelCase: Constitutional court rules there's no expiry date on sexual offenses
#FrankelCase: Constitutional court rules there's no expiry date on sexual offenses
It took more than three decades for Gavin Hendricks to come to terms with the sexual abuse he suffered during his teenage years and lay charges...
Chiefs oppose moves to decriminalise sex between teenagers
Chiefs oppose moves to decriminalise sex between teenagers
The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa), objecting fiercely to the proposed amendments to the Sexual Offences and Related...
Concern over legal loophole for child pornographers
Concern over legal loophole for child pornographers
A number of organisations, gender and faith based, presented their views and objections to the proposed amendments of the Criminal Law (Sexual...
Concourt strikes down Sexual Offences Act section
Concourt strikes down Sexual Offences Act section
The Constitutional Court has declared section 50(2) of the Sexual Offences Act unconstitutional in a judgment handed down on Tuesday. 
Concourt slaps down 'unconstitutional' sections of Sexual Offences Act
Concourt slaps down 'unconstitutional' sections of Sexual Offences Act
The Constitutional Court on Thursday struck down two sections of the Sexual Offences and Related Matters Amendment Act that made it...
Teen sex under the legal spotlight
Teen sex under the legal spotlight
"If anyone needs to be criminally charged for South African children having sex at too young an age, it is the adults who have failed the kids...
ConCourt to rule on child sex law
ConCourt to rule on child sex law
The decision on consensual sex between teenagers is expected...
Criminalising consensual teenage sex could violate rights
Criminalising consensual teenage sex could violate rights
Whether or not it is moral for teenagers between the ages of 12 and 16 to have consensual sex is perhaps a matter best left for their parents to...

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