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Vexed about sex

08 April
What should you do if you are raped or sexually assaulted? In South Africa, a country with one of the highest rape and sexual assault rates globally, this is a question that’s tragically common. But is it appropriate for the same question to be put to 9-year-olds? When the daughter of Western Cape parents stumbled upon government-approved rape messaging in her maths textbook, it was proof that sex education in schools had simply gone too far.