Given that the interracial triple penetration prosecution system has failed people in the past through weak investigation that leads to ineffective prosecution, addressing the issue through social intervention is considerably more effective.
Politics Natasha Marrian
Criminalisation no deterrent, experts warn There is not only opposition to the criminalisation of consensual teenage sex in South Africa, there are also arguments against the criminalisation of HIV transmission.
Given that the criminal prosecution system has failed people in the past through weak investigation that leads to ineffective prosecution, addressing the issue through social intervention is considerably more effective.
The pupils canvassed were in Grades 8 and 11, from 39 high schools, and researchers found between these grades a sharp increase in the number of pupils having sex.
Children prosecuted Inthen National Prosecution Authority head Menzi Simelane used the Sexual Offences Act to authorise the prosecution of at least two groups of children between the ages of 12 and 16 for having consensual sex:
According to the Act, it is illegal for children of 12 and older, but cartagena sex than 16, to have consensual penetrative sex, which includes oral sex or penetration with a finger or object, or to French kiss or fondle.
Harrison, who heads one of South Africa's important Aids youth education agencies, said that in relation to HIV, the burden teenagers carried was a vital one.
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