South African mayor defends controversial virgin bursary scheme

A South African mayor defended on Wednesday her offer of bursaries for education to young women who remain virgins, saying it would help reduce teenage pregnancy and the spread of HIV/Aids as well as widening their job opportunities. Gender activists and political parties have condemned Dudu Mazibuko’s bursary scheme, with the Economic Freedom Fighters opposition party describing it as “patriarchal and anti-women”.
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