However, the municipality, it, found it rather realistic because its aim was to fight debauchery and the depravity of mores in the "Rainbow Nation". This financial assistance, known as the “Virgin's purse”, had been set up by the municipality ofUthukelaIn the province of Kwa-Zulu-Natal au North-East of Africa.
To benefit from it, young girls had to meet two conditions: have achieved excellent results in high school and be virgins (our photo showing young girls of the ethnic group Zulu). This is a whole new category that we introduced this year. The scholarship is intended for young girls who are still virgins. It is a category introduced this year by the mayoress ”, declared the spokesperson for the municipality ofUthukela, Jabulani Mkhonza.
The mayor encourages young girls to stay pure and not to have sex in order to concentrate on their studies, Mr. Mkhonza. Each time they return from vacation, the girls will undergo a medical examination, and the scholarship will be withdrawn if they have lost their virginity, he said. Women's rights organizations did not hesitate to express their indignation while considering that this initiative was unconstitutional. Nonhlanhla Mokwena, Director of the Organization, Powa (People Opposing Women Abuse), had said to herself "Shocked". "To condition the attribution of an aid for studies to the virginity of the candidate constitutes" A violation " de his rights, ”she said.
Nonhlanhla Mokwena had also denounced the "Discrimination" which are victims young girls insofar as boys are not tested. “Young girls are deprived of their dignity and integrity. They are denied the right to education, ”she said, saying that“ taxpayers' money was used to violate the constitution of South Africa. »
As a reminder, many young South Africans depend on public aid to study at university. In 2015, students demonstrated across the country to demand a freeze on the increase in academic fees.
source: texts de fatima (2016).