A South African mayor has defended the decision to award scholarships to 16 female university students, which are conditional on them remaining virgins. Those receiving the bursary would have to provide proof from regular virginity tests, the mayor added. An estimated 6. Kwazulu-Natal is one of the provinces worst affected in a country which already has the highest number of people living HIV in the world. Mayor Mazibuko said that neither district nor university authorities would be the ones carrying out the virginity tests.
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Skip to content. I have never heard of them getting it wrong. Lawyers for Human Rights, a civil society organization, said the award holds girls to a different sexual standard than boys, entrenching gender inequality. This does not include coercion through making access to resources to study a condition for that support. That is discrimination and not consent. The World is a public radio program that crosses borders and time zones to bring home the stories that matter.
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A scheme which offers female students scholarships to girls in rural South Africa if they can prove they are virgins has been condemned by human rights groups. The year-old has won a prized scholarship, but there is a catch: she only qualifies for the funding if she keeps her virginity. To continue receiving her funding, Ms Dlodlo has to undergo regular virginity tests but she says she does not mind. The age of consent in South Africa is 16 years, though there is an exception which makes it legal for those older than 12 and younger than 16 to have sex with each other. Even with a strict interpretation of the law, Ms Dlodlo is already more than two years over the age of consent, but is only just starting her university career.