Overcrowding leads to sex in the open

2012-07-30 12:25

Johannesburg - Overcrowded living space in some areas of KwaZulu-Natal is forcing people to have sex in the veld or on staircases of buildings, it was reported on Monday.

Residents of Mariannridge outside Pinetown claimed their council-owned flats were so overcrowded that when they felt the urge they headed out into the veld, the Sowetan reported.

Some had even brought mattresses to avoid being pinched or nicked by spiky shrubs.

Jeanine Stanley, 28, told the newspaper that when she and her fiancé wanted to be alone the veld was the place to be.

"Having sex in the field is the life for many people here. You have to choose your spot first. People have sex everywhere, but not in the flats because there are children," Stanley was quoted as saying.

Like most people in the area Stanley's family have been sharing an overcrowded flat since 2001.

Most couples shared a flat with their in-laws, with some families sharing their two-bedroom flats with up to 17 people.

While the people of Mariannridge felt there was nothing wrong with having sex in a field, they did feel the problem could be solved if government gave them RDP houses, according to the report.

For the past three weeks the community had protested against service delivery backlogs.

Municipal spokesperson Thabo Mofokeng said the issue of overcrowding in the flats was being addressed.

  • PishPoshTash - 2012-07-30 12:34

    OMG no comment... that is just nasty. You won't die if you don't have sex dearies.

      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-07-30 12:38

      The ANC fails in all areas.

      preshen.govender.90 - 2012-07-30 12:38

      Something smell fishy

      rodney.currie.79 - 2012-07-30 12:51

      Its because they are having too much sex that there is over crowding in the first place .

      lulama.nokubeni - 2012-07-30 12:54

      is this article for real???

      dewald.galjaard - 2012-07-30 13:19

      LOL hey! We sometimes have sex in public places too! Only we have a bedroom ;)

      hanjo.overes - 2012-07-30 13:28

      Natasha, sex is a basic need. and I can completely understand these people having sex outside if that's their only suitable location, I've done the same on many occasions while growing up(not literally in the field, but you get the point) due to having limited privacy whilst living with my parents. I think the only real issue here is procreating in their current situation, due to a combination of the necessary precautions and a bit of luck, I've never impregnated anyone.

      klippies.coke.7 - 2012-07-30 13:42

      Going on your recommendation, they should have stopped having sex since 2001 already, because it's overcrowded where they live. No sister, that ain't gonna happen.

      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-07-30 13:50

      I think Zuma should make the lawns of the Union Building available for recreational purposes.

      smalefane - 2012-07-30 14:05

      @gerhard, they were moved there in 1976 by the apartheid government under Group Areas Act. I guess you were sitting pretty behind high walls when that was happening.

      merven.halo - 2012-07-30 14:31

      At least they are not blaming Apartheid.

      chris.cunning.14 - 2012-07-30 15:10

      @PishPoshTrash: Very selfish comment, clearly not understanding there situation.

      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-07-30 16:32

      @smalefane It just proves that in 18 years the ANC government has done nothing for its voters.

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-07-31 09:33

      Sex is the very reason there is overcrowding !

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-31 13:27

      Smalefane. They were moved there in 1976!!!!. You mean to tell me they never undertook anything to better themselves in ALL these years?.

      sharon.a.marks.9 - 2012-07-31 16:06

      they have done this for years,news 24 only found out about it now

      mbambo.shi - 2012-08-01 11:18

      Having "safe" sex with an opposite gender is a natural act and no one under the sun can defeat nature. Hence, if you don't satisfy you natural needs, you will do something inhuman. That's why people who are afraid to expressed their natural needs towards their opposite gender, they tends to hit the vent or simulate the intercourse through toys or whatever. Look at Mugabe for example, he can't get it up 'non-sexual lifestyle', hence the old man is behaving like .........I don't know.

  • brett.bruce.121 - 2012-07-30 12:37

    I hope they sre using condoms. People who cannot afford housing cannot afford to have children.

      alan.gernet - 2012-07-30 13:03

      yeah - that is exactly the biggest problem in the world, let alone SA. Time the Govt. made people pay taxes for having large families. As it is the World's resources are being destroyed by the demands of overpopulation, and we (the world's human population)are heading for extinction within the next 40-50 years. But still, WE BREED, and we DEMAND.... eish eish

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-30 13:22

      Well yes, in the civilised world that is, but not here in Africa.

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-31 07:51

      Alan if food shortage becomes reality i intend to hunt and eat my problem.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-07-31 11:14

      South Africa is going the organic route. Free range chicken, free range mutton, free range orgasms. Satanic, organic orgasmic satisfaction! Like a rolling stone...

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-31 16:23

      outdoor sex is not satanic, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it at all. the over crouding and reproducing without brains is the problem

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-07-31 20:04

      I know, martin. It just sounds so lekker. Like the satanic mechanic in the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

  • ahenriquesfernandes - 2012-07-30 12:43

    Does anyone else see the irony in wanting government to build housing so that people have a place "do the dirty" because there are too many people around in their current apartment? If RDP housing is made government must make sure the birth control campaigns are made available to these people.

      jo.barton.92 - 2012-07-31 11:46

      Family planning is for free if your are prepared to visit a clinic. You get free condoms etc. The problem lies in the attitude of the people. Either they are uneducated or just plain stupid to take the necessary precautions.No-one will stop anyone from having sex, the responsible thing to do is to be responsible about it.

      nonhlanhla.masha - 2012-07-31 13:10

      @jo.barto.92: There is a problem in this country that most poor people who very much depend on our taxes are not doing the right things for themselves (choosing my words).I'm not rich, I'm a working class citizen who thinks for herself limiting myself on the number of kids I can have due to a lot of reasons.One of them being will I be able to buy or build a house big enough for them. You don't need education to think that.I think it is the other word in your statement.

  • flyswat - 2012-07-30 12:47

    Forced???!! Huh??!! Wel if you werent just porking all over the place like that, maybe, just maybe the place wouldnt be so freaking overcrowded! Logic, honestly! Sometimes I really wonder about the society we live in these days. FFS!

      jannie.swem - 2012-07-31 16:09

      classic!! ROFL

  • phumlani.veliti - 2012-07-30 12:48

    lol this is one strategic government.. Generate more funds...RDP houses' proposals ...tender bids...then corruption lol

      jo.barton.92 - 2012-07-31 11:48

      This government is corrupt?What are you talking about? 60% of the voting masses don't seem to think so.They must all take a close look at themselves. Are they voting to spite the Whites or do they really want a better life?

  • BrainCandy - 2012-07-30 12:49

    And there I was, having sex outdoors just for fun... Silly me! *slaps own wrist*

      KallieHungBal - 2012-07-30 13:53

      So you like spending time in the bush?

      merven.halo - 2012-07-30 14:32

      "just take care around thorn bushes" Currie, the idea is to do it with a person, not bushes... ;-)

  • toi.mtshali - 2012-07-30 12:51

    Jungle Only in S.A

      raath - 2012-07-30 14:19

      Not quite the meaning, but okay, we'll let it slide :)

  • Clayton Richard Delport - 2012-07-30 12:53

    Hahahahahaha this is just way to funny

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-07-30 12:54

    Get a room in a different place.

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-07-30 13:11

      Why walk to the veld when you can just do it on the roof?

      jo.barton.92 - 2012-07-31 11:51

      @om.nom.nom.01 -The problem is that you will most likely fall off the roof.

  • christopher.m.lowe - 2012-07-30 12:57

    If you stopped having so many children then there wouldn't be so many of you squashed into a little apartment. For God's sake people, take control and responsibility for your own lives. Get a job! Start a company! Stop having children that you can't afford and then expect the taxpayer to pay for them, plus providing you with council housing!!

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-30 13:23

      Third world.

  • millionwatts1 - 2012-07-30 12:58

    'While the people of Mariannridge felt there was nothing wrong with having sex in a field, they did feel the problem could be solved if government gave them RDP houses, according to the report'. Hahahaha which problem?

      hester.matmer.3 - 2012-07-30 16:02

      Why don't they just work and buy a house of their own??????

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-07-31 20:09

      because then, hester, all the fun will be gone.

  • sinethemba.bryan - 2012-07-30 13:00

    Mzansi 4 sho! Only in SA!

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-07-30 13:00


  • rob.bayliss.94 - 2012-07-30 13:02

    Yet another example of the collective mentality. Society, the boss, the government, the municipality and the rest of you are all collectively to blame. None of the blame rests with the individuals, they simply have no choice. Now wonder why SA is sick!!!!!!

  • riaan.schalkwyk.5 - 2012-07-30 13:02

    OI,must be a slow news day. People have been having sex in bushes forever!!

      kyle.berry.90857 - 2012-07-30 13:53

      totally, back in the day the bush was a luxury, ever tried sex on the beach...sand is a bitch!! I'v always found sex in nature the most original and exciting place!!

  • traceydesiree.govender - 2012-07-30 13:06

    firstly at 28 you should not be living with your parents, secondly as so many educated South Africans below have put it, stop bring kids into an environment that already has issues.

  • kevin.pitzer - 2012-07-30 13:11

    Would say a case of when you gotta go you gotta go.....Trying to imagine my neighbour walking into the veld with his matress over his shoulder and the other neigbour in tow in order to get a bit of nookie is just too much.Never the less quite sad that owing to circumstance the right to privacy is lost and they can be charged with indecent exposure.

      jannie.swem - 2012-07-31 16:10


  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-07-30 13:11

    OMG! Taboooo alongside public indecency.

  • peter.j.cock - 2012-07-30 13:13

    "if government GAVE them RDP houses" - note the comment -- GAVE -- It has been 18 years since the RDP system began, and people are still DEMANDING from the people they voted for !!! Cum on ... you are getting what you asked for.

  • eduard.marais.5 - 2012-07-30 13:21

    Obviously its Apartheid's fault

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-30 13:24

      Yes of course, and that chap who's been dead for almost 50 years - Verwoed.

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-30 13:25

    Overcrowding leads to s#x in the open? I thought it was alcohol.

      merven.halo - 2012-07-30 14:42

      They should just have a orgy.

  • ako.gutshwa.7 - 2012-07-30 13:26

    In the veld, did you hear it? It is so natural

  • konanani.rachicoper - 2012-07-30 13:27

    Lol,beware of snakes.

      jannie.swem - 2012-07-31 16:10

      OMF LOL, the one eyed snake especially!!

      konanani.rachicoper - 2012-08-01 12:00

      Lol,i dnt knw wat ur talking abwt!!

      konanani.rachicoper - 2012-08-01 12:00

      Lol,i dnt knw wat ur talking abwt!!

  • keaneharvey - 2012-07-30 13:31

    Cos if you can't afford your own home, you should make more babies anyway!! Let alone an education for your kids...

      alan.gernet - 2012-07-30 13:47

      let's take that as a should NOT...

      Tafae - 2012-07-31 17:43

      All I hear is that if you poor, your better be celibate. w tf. Head in the sand never solved a single issue. The poor probably have more free time than all of us . . .Wide choice of contraceptives, education and empowering women solves most of these problems.

  • Sedeshan Naidoo - 2012-07-30 13:31

    As if the children won't know what's going on when they see people walking into a veld with a mattress ha ha!

      alan.gernet - 2012-07-30 13:47

      blow up mattress?

      tasmee.hylkema - 2012-07-30 20:39

      Ive been amused reading all the comments till I got to yours! Im laughing out loud.....hysterical!

      thelma.nell - 2012-07-31 13:48

      OMW I almost fell off my chair while reading your comment.....LMAO!!!!!!

  • rob.gunning.1 - 2012-07-30 13:43

    In short: "I'll stop having sex in the open for a free house".... Wow, really bottom of the barrel stuff

      merven.halo - 2012-07-30 14:44

      And that is why Africa will always be a third world country.

  • hasani.malungana - 2012-07-30 13:43

    This boaders on morally repugnancy

  • paul.moulang - 2012-07-30 13:51

    Opportunity Knocks!! Design a condom as big as a tent. Problem Solved!!

  • natasha.wentink - 2012-07-30 13:53

    Or at least get free contraceptives at the clinic. Honestly some people are just too lazy to think for themselves and expect hand outs all the time.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-31 13:34

      Natasha, seen some of these places?. Used condoms everywhere. Yuck.

      juriewesseldekock - 2012-07-31 13:37

      How can any-one demand a house or flushing toilet from the goverment [read;Tax Payers] My parents and me had to plan ahead and buy everything as and when we had the money. Generally speaking: The higher degree of stupidity, the more stupid children, who will procreate even more stopid children demanding toilets and houses.

  • sello.molekwa.1 - 2012-07-30 13:54

    Come on all of you! Stop acting shocked. In your lives most of you have most probably had sex in a place not designated for sex. Stop faking shock! Clever saints!

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-31 13:35

      Sello, I am 74, I can't remember that far back.

  • michael.i.wright - 2012-07-30 13:54

    Hey, we're living in overcrowded conditions, let's have sex. Oh wait...

  • althea.meintjies - 2012-07-30 14:01


  • dmutero1 - 2012-07-30 14:03

    What?? Yoh hai ths is un-acceptable

  • byron.jay.37 - 2012-07-30 14:04

    This phenomena was never the result of overcrowding in any circumstance.

  • malcolm.oconnor.58 - 2012-07-30 14:13

    The law of the jungle prevails,this is africa !!!!

  • lovemore.mutawu - 2012-07-30 14:15

    More RDP houses or else.....!

  • shaun.knoesen.9 - 2012-07-30 14:17

    Ever thought that the reason for the overcrowding in the first place might be because these people just can`t seem to be able to control themselves???

  • kaybee.kanyiso - 2012-07-30 14:18

    LMAO this is very fully, people have made sex the only primary objective that they would behave in such a manner LOL LOL

  • piet.hannibol - 2012-07-30 14:20

    Wow ja - shocking. I know cockroaches suffer the same fate - they breed till there is no room left. A simple law should be introduced to humanity : Overcrowded? No need for sex then... "Oh snap, my bucket is running over filled to the brim" - ''then turn off the tap you blind fool''

  • Tshepo Mongale - 2012-07-30 14:21

    Is this really worth our read?

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-31 13:36

      Tshepo, I don't know about you, but I throughly enjoyed reading it. Just imagine all those mattress carrying individuals off to the veld. I wonder where they go when it rains.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-07-31 15:23

      Under the mattress, jacqui.

      jannie.swem - 2012-07-31 16:14

      hell yes!, this is funniest Sh#$ ive read all day!

  • clive.brink - 2012-07-30 14:22


  • manu.dibango.96 - 2012-07-30 14:27

    I have a feeling that this story is being blown out of proportion. Are we to believe that if we were to fly over this veld at say a height of 100 that we would see lovers sprinkled all over the veld? There are better ways to raise awareness about overcrowding in council housing than having to sensationalise it with 'people are having nookie in the veld'. Think for a moment about people living in the townships, how are they overcoming the sex vs overcrowing dilema? Is there enough veld for privacy? "Ah mbongile! I didn't see you there with all this grass ... eh Charles is that you? You lying cheating b@s!@rd you told me you were only going out to air the mattress!"

      Lennon Chenga - 2012-07-30 14:45


      tasmee.hylkema - 2012-07-30 20:42

      Man, this is hillarious!! Very very good manu.........LOL LOL LOL

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-31 13:37

      Manu, your Charles is in for a problem, big time. Thanks for the laugh.

  • tricia.sutherland1 - 2012-07-30 14:31

    here's a suggestion - when you are living in over crowded circumstances you should be out working hard and coming home to a good sleep to get yourself out of living in overcrowded circumstances - then think about sex. too many babies, aids and people sitting around - go get a job!!!

  • phae.rayden - 2012-07-30 14:46

    This may come as a shock but people do have sex. At least they have the decency to try and be discreet. However it begs the question, how many people would pour into an RDP house? Maybe, just maybe its time for population control, so we can afford to live, and fit into our lives.

  • ramohapelwa.berries - 2012-07-30 15:29

    No wonder it was alleged Kzn has most people living with HIV/AIDS

  • Rinnewien - 2012-07-30 15:32

    OMG so I have to pay tax for people to have SEX?!

  • julian.booyens - 2012-07-30 15:37

    Is the veld now going to get over crowded as well with all the mattresses,grunts,groans and moans?

  • wade.terblanche - 2012-07-30 15:53

    Get the paint ball guns out, lock n load!

  • hester.matmer.3 - 2012-07-30 15:58


  • tebo.go.5 - 2012-07-30 16:01

    whereabout does this happen, I need to prepare my cam-coder