Pregnant out of wedlock? Pay up!

By Drum Digital
02 May 2015

Although South Africa has been a democratic country for 21 years, ?some villages are still governed by traditional customs, such as paying ?a fine for falling pregnant out of wedlock. DRUM investigates.

Falling pregnant out of wedlock was frowned upon and deemed unacceptable in times gone by.

And although our democracy has changed many things, certain rural areas in South Africa are keeping these old belief systems alive, and some are even making money from them.

A Venda chief has been accused of fining unmarried young women and girls who fall pregnant. And residents of Mandala village, outside Thohoyandou in Venda, have had enough.

Read more in the 7 May 2015 issue of DRUM!

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