17 000 pregnancies at KZN schools in 2010

2011-03-10 22:44

Pietermaritzburg - No fewer than 17 260 pregnancies were recorded in KwaZulu-Natal schools last year, the provincial education MEC said on Thursday.

"There is one school in Zululand in which 60 pupils fell pregnant in one year and that is not a development that you would want to associate with a school," said Senzo Mchunu.

He was addressing the media after his department and the police conducted raids in a number of schools in Pietermaritzburg looking for drugs and arms.

Knives, cigarettes and dagga were some of the items found during a raid at Copesville Secondary School on Thursday.

"We are declaring war on drugs, carrying of weapons, pregnancy and any other impediment in the teaching and learning of our children," said Mchunu.

Shocked reaction

Obonjeni district in the northern part of the province recorded 2 029 pregnancies.

Jolwayo High School on the South Coast, according to government reports, recorded 83 pregnancies last year.

Political parties and education stakeholders have expressed shock over the news that there were 17 260 school pregnancies last year.

Democratic Alliance education spokesperson Tom Stokes said the figures should worry everyone concerned with the future of the province.

He said a thorough analysis needed to be conducted to determine the reasons behind the frightening numbers.

The analysis had to look at whether this was an indication of carelessness on the part of pupils.

"This is absolutely appalling, because it means that the children born by pupils who are themselves children will not get a good start in life, and this breeds further poverty on families, communities and society, this is a vicious cycle that needs to be broken," he said.

‘Disheartening’ figures

Education portfolio committee chairperson Linda Hlongwa admitted that the numbers were disheartening.

Inkatha Freedom Party MPL and "shadow" education MEC Lindani Mncwango said the figures were an indication that something needed to be done.

"As a person who comes from Zululand, it is very disheartening to hear that one school from this area recorded such a high rate," she said.

Meeting necessary

KZN Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo recently raised concern at the strain on the public health system in which he fingered pupil pregnancy as one of the reasons behind this pressure.

School Governing Body Association chairperson Reginald Chiliza said the figures demanded a gathering of everyone concerned with the future of the country, including pupils, in a bid to find ways of ending what he labelled as a cancer that was eating at society.

"This paints a very bad picture about the child, her family, the school and the society in general," said Chiliza adding that the matter had been raised at the association’s meeting last month.

He also expressed concern at the influence of modern technology, including cellphones, on the behaviour of teenagers.

  • POLLENYS - 2011-03-10 23:00

    Well, they're only following the command from Foolius Dilemma: Breed like rabbits.

      Joe - 2011-03-10 23:14

      .... and the taxpayer will carry the burden.

      LoveJesus - 2011-03-11 08:42

      And Zuma! - 2011-03-11 09:18

      We going to be bringing all these babies up with our own money. think its time to move. I wonder if they would give statistics of how many of those kids were white and black. I think this is what julius and malema are working for. They not paying tax anyways, so its not their money. They should just hand out condoms in all the schools. If those are the stats for KZN, no wonder the AIDS / HIV is spreading like wild fire because they keep spreading their legs without protection!

      Jayjay001 - 2011-03-11 16:56

      Let's also not forget: Estimated HIV prevalence (%) among antenatal clinic attendees, by province Province 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 KwaZulu-Natal 33.5 36.5 37.5 40.7 39.1 39.1 38.7 38.7 39.5 Mpumalanga 29.2 28.6 32.6 30.8 34.8 32.1 34.6 35.5 34.7 Free State 30.1 28.8 30.1 29.5 30.3 31.1 31.5 32.9 30.1 Gauteng 29.8 31.6 29.6 33.1 32.4 30.8 30.5 29.9 29.8 North West 25.2 26.2 29.9 26.7 31.8 29.0 30.6 31.0 30.0 Eastern Cape 21.7 23.6 27.1 28.0 29.5 28.6 28.8 27.6 28.1 Limpopo 14.5 15.6 17.5 19.3 21.5 20.6 20.4 20.7 21.4 Northern Cape 15.9 15.1 16.7 17.6 18.5 15.6 16.5 16.2 17.2 Western Cape 8.6 12.4 13.1 15.4 15.7 15.1 15.3 16.1 16.9 National 24.8 26.5 27.9 29.5 30.2 29.1 29.4 29.3 Rampant spread of HIV infections as well, woeful and audacious. KwaZulu's own Zuma spring to mind, with the no condom issue? What will it take, what will it take to have our fellow Black South Africans to stop blaming the minorities for their own SEVERE issues. Most of us don't hate you, or want to kill your babies, we just want a civilised South Africa, with everyone to prosper!! My fellow Black South Africans, dig deep into this picture and start changing South Africa to change Africa, so that we do not become another African casualty, where the oppressed fight for change only to endure decades more oppression by our own.

  • george - 2011-03-10 23:03

    where are condoms?not 100 % foolproof , but at least some form of protection.there goes the grant money.

      rodneykdc - 2011-03-10 23:07

      The condoms are stapled (through the centre of the packaging) to info brochures on how to use them!!!

      Smindlo - 2011-03-11 07:53

      condoms? do you think they even know what that look tike? I doubt it. they just following their elders, Zuma and Julius

      CNA-LOL-BS - 2011-03-11 07:58

      @rodneykdc - they don't have a snow balls chance in hell....

      ruadrauflessa - 2011-03-11 08:14

      Condoms should not be needed if the kids were brought up to be responsible members of society. I blame their parents. They should not have been having sex in the first place.

      BRONZE - 2011-03-11 08:59

      Doesn't look like they care much for those things. Anyway, govt allowed them abortions at free will so that's the new form of contraception - and throwing the babies away. Sickening!

      definite1984 - 2011-03-11 12:18

      Bottom line is, people (especially young, careless and uneducated ones) are going to have sex without condoms so long as the world turns. The result: more young, careless and uneducated people, and so it goes on.

  • rodneykdc - 2011-03-10 23:12

    One thing is for certain,the sex education programmein Natal xchools is a well oiled machine(no pun intended),homework is done with great enthusiasm!!!

      Donald Maasdorp - 2011-03-11 01:43

      It is no wonder KZN has the highest HIV/AIDS figures. I wonder what the over population in KZN is, could that be the problem.

  • Joe - 2011-03-10 23:13

    What do you expect? Zuma and Malema as rolemodels? They should shower more often. It prevents AIDS and might prevent pregnancies too.

      wattalotokak - 2011-03-11 07:24

      We gonna have water shortage then hahahahaha

  • Glennm - 2011-03-10 23:25

    Malema must have been their guidance teacher....eish!!!!

      wattalotokak - 2011-03-11 07:25

      Maybe that is why he was talking about "being revolutionary when making babies" Maybe he knew (or WAS involved) about the high-rate figures hahahaha

  • jannie - 2011-03-10 23:27

    17000?????????? WTF!!?????? Well, with Zulu Leader Zuma with 10 wives, shagging his friends daughters, showering to prevent aids, we cannot expect anything else. Rabbits.....absolutely SHOCKING!

  • maseratifitt - 2011-03-10 23:28

    "Jolwayo High School on the South Coast... recorded 83 pregnancies last year." Way to go! Wat 'n jol by die Hoerskool!

      Zinki - 2011-03-11 05:38

      They all do it do get the child grant. It doesn't get spent on the poor innocent child. It gets spent on clothes and hairdos by the silly teenage mothers. Little do they realise that they probably have Aids already.

      colin - 2011-03-11 08:50

      Sound like a total SHAGFEST over there.SIES!

  • Zakhele - 2011-03-10 23:29

    Luyasha ucansi ezikoleni. Why should they be worried when all they need is join the ANCYL after they f**k up their lives and they only need standard 4 to be a president? This is what Malema and his people are bringing us. Why did the govrenment allow pregnancies in schools. Where is Malema to engage withh his youth to rather focus on building their future than become mothers and fathers so young? I blame all of this on Julius Malema and the department of education. I am scared for my children.

      phillie - 2011-03-10 23:42

      Thank you for a very enlightened view. I agree with you it is idiots like malema that instigates and glorifies this kind of behavior as the right thing to do because "It is a revolutionary thing" I.m sorry that you face a bleak future in this country for your children Thank God mine is grown up but same as you I fear for my grand children. Will they be able to withstand the immense peer pressures Only can protest them the government does not care.

      Deon - 2011-03-11 00:02

      Perfectly said. I may have joked about this earlier, but is so sad, for the mothers and the kids. That is 18000 kids p.a. starting off life with a much worse chance of excelling.

      Zakhele - 2011-03-11 00:02

      @phillie - I am telling you Phillie, if we don't stop Malema and his youth this country is going to crumble on its knees. What Malema and his cronies doesn't realise is that they stand to become great leaders of tomorrow if they take accountability and rather teach thier fellow youth to start with the basics and to do the right things, than to make all the wrong noise they make everyday. I have sat with the ANCYL young people. They phone their colleugues occupying high positions in offices on a Sunday and talk about how to skin that tender. All the black youth in townships will only do some work for you if you allow them to have a say and make their own decisions in your business. I alway try to keep my boys and girls busy with creativity things and by taking them for swimming lessons. My wife tries to teach them about religion (which doesn't go down too well with me, but who am I to oppose God's command?). But Malema must be stopped. If JZ has a problem dissolving this bloody ANCYL sooner than later South Africa will become another Nigeria.

      Anne - 2011-03-11 00:22

      Zakhekle, I salute you! I hope there are many more fathers like you. Your children are so lucky to have good parents. It is a rare thing these days. You are so right about Malema and his ANCYL. They are doing unspeakable damage to this country.

      Zinki - 2011-03-11 05:43

      Basically what Malema was telling the youth was to have as much unprotected sex as possible. That will undo all the work the Aids organisations have done. Well I guess with a Pres that believes that showering after sex washes away the Aids virus, then we have him to blame too. Aids will never end here in SA. The leaders condone free sex. Wait until 20 years time when there are too many people to feed and not enough taxpayers to milk dry. More misery...

  • Sedick - 2011-03-10 23:31

    We should not be surprised as the leader of our country – a Zulu – has how many children out of wedlock????? At least we should congratulate them for starting their childrens' education early – from within the womb!!!!!!!!!

  • ErG - 2011-03-10 23:34

    All proud ANCYL supporters heeding the call of their dumb puppetmaster!

  • ProudofPink - 2011-03-10 23:37

    Hope they all die of a slow puncture. I'm tired of my tax money going on child grants. If you can't feed them, don't breed them.

      Deon - 2011-03-11 00:04

      I agree with some of what you say, but it is not the fault of the unborn kids. No need for anyone to die here. Once that little person is conceived, nothing negative may be said about him/her anymore. They all deserve love.

      Rao - 2011-03-11 08:20

      @ProudofPink I'll pray that God reveal himself to you so that you can have a heart. Some of us stopped critizing instead we focusing on getting solutions to these issues. @Deon God bless you. I wish South Africans can unite and see the light in working together as people. Let's all pray to God to send us a leader with wisdom, because of all the parties I haven't seen a great leader.

      BTRX - 2011-03-11 10:13

      @Deon and Rao. I think the time to pray for SA is over. I do not agree with the dying a slow death as mentioned by Proudofpink, but please everybody nowadays suppose to know about birthcontrol. In nature only the toughest survive. We so-called humans produce and then everybode wants to sream "human rights". It is overrated and because off that nobody takes responsibility for their own actions anymore (why should they if everybody else will look after the kids)

      Jayjay001 - 2011-03-12 21:01

      I'm getting sick and tired of this whole taxes stuff, here's a clue, Scandinavia has little crime and everyone pays heavy tax and everyone is educated and encouraged to become the best citizens. If anything is going to save our country it's to stop with this American Capitalist rich poor divide. If you don't like it then leave. But favouritism aka Capitalism for those freemasons/ANC cadres who enrich themselves and their friends needs to come to an end.

  • maseratifitt - 2011-03-10 23:46

    The human being is his own worst enemy. Overpopulation and under education is a recipe for destruction. Everything in nature works on cycles. There is no turning point in the upward trend of the population. This needs to happen. Should have happened a long time ago. Our economies are based on consumption, and the key word is "more". This also will have to change to "less" if the human is to survive on this planet. Left to politicians (the mega "more" guys)only interventions like wars and mass destruction will be the route taken.

  • ErG - 2011-03-11 00:14

    17000 x R250/month x 12 months = R51 million/year in child allowances. That can build more than a 1000 low cost houses, pay a salary of R25000 per year to 2000 unemployed youth, but the nothing is more important to the ANC than votes .......... (17000 vs say 3000 vs 2000)

      CNA-LOL-BS - 2011-03-11 07:40

      and 17 000 more unemployed youths and their babies to be taken care of and this is only in KZN?

      maseratifitt - 2011-03-11 09:25

      ErG: This is just the grant expenditure. The medical cost will also run into millions, especially if disease is involved. Quality of life is definitely inversely proportional to population numbers. Politicians must know this, but they don't care about future generations. For them it is just about power for me, now. Bugger the future. A good policy would be for each individual just to replace him/herself in procreation.

  • mrsesom - 2011-03-11 00:19

    I bet 99% of these girls are Black...

      DaveD - 2011-03-11 01:37

      And thats a conservative estimate.

      Zinki - 2011-03-11 06:33

      No, 99,9%.

      gizzy - 2011-03-11 08:16

      What's colour got to do with it? Geez man!

      BRONZE - 2011-03-11 09:03

      I went to a White school and know for a fact that White girls are firm belivers in abortion before anything shows. SO please don't pull that race card of this issue because this disgusting habit of teen pregnancies is a problem facing all of us.

      matla - 2011-03-11 09:56

      @mrsesom You are a moron and we know that whites take their children for backyard abortion - stupido

  • Mark - 2011-03-11 02:44

    Thanks Julius for pouring fuel on the fire. Having babies is a revolutionary act... Sp already we have a ruling party divided on the issue.

  • White_Rhino - 2011-03-11 04:10

    Our lives are but a fleeting moment on this planet. How can people in their right minds hand their live and future over to a government like this. YOU DON'T NEED TO SUFFER. Vote for someone that would look after you better. Black people, no body deserves a government like this !!!!

  • Bill Xhosa - 2011-03-11 04:32

    Nice to see the HIV condom program working so well ;-) So if you are a poor black living in a tin shack in an informal settlement what is the message you are supposed to take away? Both the KZN Health and Education MECs say this is a problem. The president of the youth league says keep making babies because it is revolutionary. Shouldn't there be some consistency in the message? Either Malema needs to tell the MEC's to shut up and mind their own business or the ANC needs to tell Malema to shut up on this issue. Still waiting for the clarification on the whole baby issue. Of course I am still waiting for Malema's nationalisation study tour of China, Chile, Venezuela, Brazil and Cuba to be completed. Didn't he get to two of these. Then wasn't there supposed to be a lifestyle audit or a report on tenders. They seem to have fallen by the wayside also. Move along people nothing to see here

      Roche - 2011-03-11 10:24

      there seems to be an over concentration of pregnant girl children in kzn!! Please consult Manje for advice lol

  • Straight Forward - 2011-03-11 05:45

    Compulsory abortion must be made a law for these "loose bitches"

      Rao - 2011-03-11 08:29

      Mmmm are you Malema's Brother. It looks as if you don't think before commenting. Who said when you get pregnant early you're a b*tch.

  • theelderz - 2011-03-11 06:09

    apparently if there is a mind in ur skull it must be dead.cant even speak of a heart u carnivore bs

  • AJ - 2011-03-11 06:13

    I wish there was compulsory contraception for all until they are 25 - whether you be a billionaire or shack dweller.

      Zinki - 2011-03-11 06:37

      They do have access to FREE contraceptive shots at their local clinics. Even the poorest shack dwellers have access to this but they are TOO lazy to go regularly to avoid pregnancy. There is absolutely no hope for these people.

      BRONZE - 2011-03-11 09:04

      25 is taking it a bit too far. Say 18 when when they are hopefully out of school.

      MathysTheart - 2011-03-11 09:20

      @bronze: dont you mean 22?

  • Matrix - 2011-03-11 06:14

    Society has lost it moral compass. Don't blame the children, they learn from parents. If the president is so immoral why should they care anyway. There is no longer any consequence for your actions. The socialist state will now shoulder the burden of looking after these kids. We cannot look to politicians to solve the problem, they are the problem. This country is a ticking time bomb.

  • Tantrum - 2011-03-11 06:25

    And all of you thought they are going out vote us - they are out breeding us. 17 000 more child grands from my tax - and that is only ONE Province !!!

  • Ross - 2011-03-11 06:57

    These are only the reported ones. How many out of school teenagers become pregnant?

  • ludlowdj - 2011-03-11 07:00

    for all there protestations the cANCer group is quiet chuffed, they are now almost guaranteed a majority vote going forward, this is what they wanted, when they told their people to breed like rabbits. These guys were never interested in anything other than a free ride, and their objective was to have children so that they could claim child grants, just more taxes for the "white colonial pigs" to pay out.

  • Alwyn - 2011-03-11 07:09

    Making babies on the instrucyion of their idol Julius Malema

  • ismail - 2011-03-11 07:18

    ...with that kind of me a racist for sending my children to a model c school...

      CNA-LOL-BS - 2011-03-11 07:43

      It happens in model c shools too! But the parents remove the childrem because of the moral aspects.

      moiraine - 2011-03-12 13:00

      It does happen,but I have never heard of a model-c school that has 60-80 pregnancies in one year.

  • Parko - 2011-03-11 07:19

    Says something about the Zulu "polygamist" culture

      Zakhele - 2011-03-11 07:31

      That's another debate for another day. I am a polygamist myself but I don't fool around. I have my three beautiful queens different sizes (bums, smiles, lips, perfumes, etc) and taste. Much better than having mistresses or grabing someone on your from office like our leader Ray McCauly does. In the eyes of Him he has two wives. The divorce thing is a world's and commercial thing to keep the lawyers employed. But let' s have this debate next time.

      moiraine - 2011-03-12 13:06

      I dont believe in polygamy at all. (for me that is, if someone else chooses that that is their business) However, I do think there is a BIG difference between polygamy and sleeping with anything that moves. In fact I think having 5 wives who you are faithful to and stays "within the circle" than going out and sleeping with lots of different girls to get what he is not getting from his wife. And, besides that if you are all faithful to each other you are less likely to spread AIDS than by sleeping with different people.

      DW - 2011-03-12 17:48

      I dont agree with polygamy but if you are faithful and can support them all yourself, and can give your own children an education, then it is up to you. Zuma supports some of his children (not all - remember his first wife's suicide because he would not look after his children) but he does so with our tax money. He should get the same benefits as Thabo Mbheki got and not one cent more.

  • JuluisMalema - 2011-03-11 07:32

    It is because kids can't be naughty, naughty i do not mean making kids and sleeping with each other. I mean playing tok tokkie, build patato guns, throwing klaylat, shooting pigions with a ketty, goining on wild wilderniss expiditions, steeling fruits from neighbours, all those kind of thing is what make's chilren. It is illegal now and you get locked up for most of these, and if parents give their children a hiding now parents en up in jail. I remember two time's the police picked us up and took us home, the one was because we went down the river close to where we staid only in our under wear, the other one was because we stole a guy's biltong that was hanging in his garage.They will drop us off at home and tell our parents and our parents gave us a hiding we won't easy forget, and we had to say sorry to the guy with the biltong and gave it back. Let me tell you i got more hidings in my life but it was worth it because i was a nightmare, i know it because i was very naughty,but i still had dissipline and kids now has a lack of that and are overcome of lazyness. I still remember early moring before school starts we used to play rugby before we went to class almost every day all my buttons on my shirt was ripped off, but i had to pick up each button and take them to mum so she can fix it. by six o clock at dinner time i was so tired because i played the whole day. We had one of the first TV I bearly ever watched it, it intervered with my play time, six was dinner and must sit.

      JuluisMalema - 2011-03-11 07:47

      Kids these days will never do any of this, it is illegal. And the problem is because they will get locked up and teachers and parents will get lock up if they give them a hiding, and the only way to teach a child dissipline is by giving a good hiding, not by giving him a yellow or red card or working on a point system, or making them stay at home and not letting them go nowhere. No Hiding a belt of flat hand to the bum.

      Totman - 2011-03-11 08:14

      Interesting point. I other words our children do not grow up as children before they move on to the next level? They are not kept busy with things that develop a part of there psychological matureness. They get caught in a rat race from childhood. Are we not part to blame? WE want them to take part in everything. He/she must be part of the system. We are not at home to enable them to be more child. There learning reference are TV and the web? Maybe we run this race too hard. Jo, this is a train that needs to derail itself because we can't stop it. I remember all the things that you talk of and done all, but now, with the references of media, the kids will become terrorist if they follow our footsteps. They cant be a naughty "bogger" without being a criminal. We stay in safe-houses. We do not have a descend social structure that help us to bring up a good child. We compete too much with each other. We do not allowed the sun to shine on another. We do not practice a safe open social society with high standards. We follow the one sin that controls all. GREED!!!! Thanks for the memory-lane.

      JuluisMalema - 2011-03-11 09:19

      O i must also tell you of another huge hiding we got. When we built our patato gun we took it close to the road was quite a long walk but worth it we then started shooting trucks and so on, till this one oke that went to the same school as us and was older than us used to try and bully us but we were to smart for the poor oke, to cut a short story long. As he was riding his bike we aimed for his wheel spokes and shot that patato in to his spokes. We saw that bully hit that tar road so hard he was crying, we ran home as fast as we could. That nite just after dinner time we heard a knock on the door, and it was that guy in bandages and his mother, i do not think i have to tell you the hiding we got hey. But let me tell that hiding was well worth it, we had a great laught about that one still hey it was great stuff. Now tell me do children do this these days no. They do not drinking and making love is better they feel "IN", well i felt "IN" by all my naughtyness and hidings.

      maseratifitt - 2011-03-11 09:38

      Those were the magic days. When children could be children. Children today become more and more like political and technological slaves.

  • CNA-LOL-BS - 2011-03-11 07:37

    Lead by example? The poor kids are doomed!! Even the teachers are doing a crap job if this is what is happening in their schools. When I was at school - girls that fell pregnant were expelled!!

  • callan - 2011-03-11 07:41

    No chance Gwede Mantashe will repremand Jenious Malema for speaking as a "free agent" like he did with Trevor Manuel, is there? Smacks of Racism to me. Banana, anyone?

  • GT - 2011-03-11 07:43

    a couple of things - 1. Average age in KZN poor schools is far too old- 18 in standard 8 is more than common. Horny 18 year olds with no supevision are going to pomp. 2. devastating poverty means that the child grants is sometimes the only money avail. 3. live in an environment where promiscuity is more than acceptable and often encouraged. 4. The aids stats are horrendous. There are lots of young girls dying painful deaths in rural villages. Often it is granny caring for her because mom is already dead and granny does not understand the disease and does not get the girl to hospital.

      Zakhele - 2011-03-11 07:53

      You talking about death stats. What happens is that you get a very healthy and an HIV negative person coming to look for employment or opportunities in JHB or in DBN. They stay there for 6 odd years. Next thing they are coming back dying of AIDS. Just think about these two for a second? 1. KZN is very rural, so where do they get the AIDS from? 2. All Maskandi musicians who have died of AIDS have live most of their productive life in JHB. Same goes for other provinces like Mpumalanga. Johannesburg has become a place of hope and when the reality sets in these youngsters resort to sex and dating dishonest people. There more buried because of AIDS acquired in cities in rural areas than people who stayed put there. At least that is the stats that people are not going to like my friend. A death certificate captured in KZN does not mean a person acquired AIDS in KZN.

      DW - 2011-03-12 17:53

      @Zakhele - not sure what your point is. Whether they get AIDS in JHB or in the rural area, it is still as a result of sleeping around. And if the rural people have less AIDS, they are still sleeping around and getting pregnant. Education is the key

  • Sword&Cross - 2011-03-11 07:47

    Disgraceful, and purely due to attitudes and policies of the Zuma ANC racist regime.

  • Johan - 2011-03-11 07:47

    Monkey see monkey do.....Monkey do what monkey hear....

  • briansmith702 - 2011-03-11 07:49

    Of these 17000 are probably blacks.

      gizzy - 2011-03-11 08:21

      Your point is?????

      Totman - 2011-03-11 08:26

      Try the words "black people". Than you have a valid point and a referral to where attention is needed. By just say "blacks", you draw the attention off the issue and attached something different to your comment. If it was your intention rather do not comment. So far most readers are on the same page in this report. No, I am not a "cover up person" or afraid to admit where the problem is, but I also know you do not chase people away, that can carry the general message over.

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  • Richard - 2011-03-11 07:56

    Quite a fertile bunch

  • Richard - 2011-03-11 07:58

    What a fertile bunch, they must live in warrens

  • Joy - 2011-03-11 08:03

    If these kids focused on getting an education a little more than having sex, none of this would be an issue. When I matriculated in 1983, 5 girls in my class were pregnant, and they were NOT ALLOWED to write their matric. They were told to go home, have the child, and re-do matric the following year. I believe that the problem lies with the parents not providing their kids with the proper discipline and guidelines !

  • SuBla - 2011-03-11 08:05

    Exactly waht JuliASS Malema said people should do. Follow the leader

  • DebbyLou - 2011-03-11 08:09

    Yo people! Have you never heard of protection? Condoms are for free you know!! As are most family planning clinics ... We are so bloody over-populated as it is ...

  • gizzy - 2011-03-11 08:10

    Why don't they hand out the pill at these schools? Then again, aren't they taking breeding advice from motor mouth?

      CNA-LOL-BS - 2011-03-11 09:26

      That will be like giving them a lisence to have sex - under age! I don't agree - it starts with the parents and the teachers to teach the right morals and tandards!!!

      CNA-LOL-BS - 2011-03-11 09:27


  • Arfie - 2011-03-11 08:10

    Why don't our comrade Malema pay child support for these lovely revolutionary babies? After all he wants them....

  • iain.douglas.smith - 2011-03-11 08:13

    A lot of the kids are below 16 which makes the men responsible guilty of statutory rape, but the state doesnt take any action against these. Anyways the girls are just doing their revolutionary bit; breed more drones for the ANCYL

  • Lebzaton - 2011-03-11 08:26

    what a disgrace on our black government. lack of decipline at schools, lack of care from parents. why are we not see statutary rape cases rate maching these figures. what is the zulu king and all his might saying about this.

  • Janine - 2011-03-11 08:28

    At the risk of getting a vicious backlash to this comment - abortion is freely available in this country. I'm not saying that all of these "kids" should have had abortions - ideally they should not have become pregnant in the first place - but it is always an option.

  • sjackson - 2011-03-11 08:30

    Get these kids out of school as school is not for mothers and fathers. They are just encouraging the other children to do what they are doing. These kids can complete their education through the education department part time or at night school. They are a bad influence to the rest of our children.

      CNA-LOL-BS - 2011-03-11 09:29

      I agree - it sets a low moral standard and example for the other kids!

  • linsam - 2011-03-11 08:31

    I dont know why this comes a suprise to anyone! After all, the government is paying them to breed... When a child is born it is usually registered under 2 names - once in the rural area where the mother originates from, and once in the urban area. This allows the grandmother to claim the foster grant of R710 - and then because of the age of the child, an aunt of elder sister also claims a foster grant of R710. Also, one of the reasons why we still have 25 year olds at school, is because the foster grant does not stop at 18 - it continued until the "child" leaves school!!! These kids are not breeding to get the child grant of R250.00 - they are doing it to get the foster grant. If the government is serious about stopping this - then grants should be limited to 1 child per mother. If you cant afford to provide for the child you have, then you should not have another. A child under 18, who is already the beneficiary of a child/foster grant - should not then be allowed to claim any further grant - which would stop these pregnancies in their tracks.

      M - 2011-03-11 08:52

      The only way to stop girls having babies is the sterilize them. It is a relatively simple procedure. As soon as they have had their baby, they should be sterilized. It is no use limiting them to one child, who is going to check. And to those that choose the abortion path, sterilize them as well so that they never find themselves in that situation again because if you cannot look after one child you sure as hell are never going to be able to look after any others. And if in the future their circumstances change and they do find themselves in a position that they can afford to have children, well tough luck, they should have thought about that before. But of I forget, black people cannot think about the future, its all about the now.

      sjackson - 2011-03-11 10:00

      I fully agree. A female around me has 5 kids from 3 different men, age: 10yrs, 6yrs, 4yrs, 2yrs and 9months. She is getting this all pay for all these kids and maintainace from two of the fathers but not the first father who is a drug addicts and lives off these kids money. She herself is abusing drugs which i have seen and all the people in the area has seen her. When she gets this all pay money, her friends comes to the house for a few days while the money last and off they go to the drug house. So what has the goverment got to say about this now? She will continue to have kids and just apply for the all pay money.

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-03-11 08:40

    Cry, thy Beloved country.... Legalised Abortions, Free Childbirths... Just a case of follow the breeder, er..leader.

      Melly30 - 2011-03-11 10:00

      Funny!! Breeder.....

  • LJS007 - 2011-03-11 08:44

    This is only in KZN!!! Imagine the average is half of that per province, this equates to almost 80 000 per year for the country... If only they stop breeding and start studying we might have a better pass rate!

  • Hlabi - 2011-03-11 08:47

    17260*250=4,315 000*12=51,780 000

      Francois - 2011-03-11 09:43

      Go and ask your money back from your Maths teachers. And English Teachers. And hand in your PC to comrade Bheki. You are a danger to society.