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Zuma: Send teenage moms to Robben Island

The president has repeated his belief that teenage mothers should be separated from their babies and sent to a "faraway" place to finish school.

Keep teen mums in school

Teen moms shouldn't be stigmatised; they should be encouraged to finish school, writes University of KwaZulu-Natal researcher Samantha Willan.

Teenage mums need support, not censure

Stigma can ruin the lives of young mothers, but there is support available that can keep their futures bright.

Letters: October 18 to October 24 2013

From the Nobel prize-winners of 2013 to teens having sex, M&G readers weigh in.

Comment: Bring back the lost girls

This country must find ways to keep girls in school and educate them about HIV prevention.

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.

Stuck in a destructive cycle of poverty and teen pregnancy

To understand Mpumalanga's teen pregnancies, look closely at the much older men calling the shots.

Fact: Children have sex – Motsoaledi

Denial should not stand in the way of the provision of sexual health services at schools, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

Social grants decrease teenage girls’ risk of contracting HIV

Child support grants can protect teenage girls from sugar daddies.

Contraceptive policy overhauled

A new look at family planning, especially among teens in South Africa, is on the cards.

ConCourt to rule on child sex law

The Constitutional Court will decide whether to uphold a finding that parts of the Sexual Offences Act criminalise children who have consensual sex.

Teen sex under the legal spotlight

In a case before the ConCourt, critics says consensual teen sex has been criminalised by the Sexual Offences Act.

Criminalising consensual teenage sex could violate rights

Sections of the Sexual Offences Act that say teenagers should be prosecuted for having consensual sex violates several children's rights, say NGOs.

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