Latest articles on Sexual Offences And Related Matters

The complexity of sexual consent

Patients often pay deference to their physicians and can be taken advantage of in the sanctity of consulting rooms

Parliament still debating sexual offences Bill

Sticking points, such as the decriminalisation of sex between children aged 12 to 16, have seen the amendment Bill go a month over deadline.

Let’s talk about sex, teenagers tell members of Parliament

Three teenagers have pleaded with MPs to consider a separate register for child sex offenders instead of criminalising "a natural part of growing up".

Teens, feel free to get your freak on

Well, that's what some people seem to think a recent Concourt ruling on consensual teen sex boils down to. Newsflash: it doesn't.

Concourt slaps down ‘unconstitutional’ sections of Sexual Offences Act

In a unanimous judgment, judges have declared sections of the Sexual Offences Act unconstitutional as they infringe on the rights of adolescents.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Press Releases