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oa Article 40 - Where should we go with age of consent legislation in South Africa?

Volume 5 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1562-4382

 

Abstract

Extracted from text ... 8 In September 2003 the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development held public hearings to elicit views on the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill. The South African Young Sex Offenders Programme (SAYStOP) made a supplementary submission on the Bill to illustrate the way the issue of consensual sexual acts with children under the age of consent has been dealt with in other jurisdictions. Where should we go with age of consent legislation in South Africa? Anneke Meerkotter Introduction 'Age of consent' provisions essentially criminalise consensual sexual acts with a child below a set age. The purpose of such ..

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2003-12-01
2019-08-18

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