Since 2014, various people have claimed that 7 million girls in South Africa are missing school every month because they don’t have access to or money for sanitary products. But there were only 6.3 million girls in school from pre-grade R to grade 12 at last count.
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s new head said in a speech that there are half as many children out of school today as there were 15 years ago. That is a statistical glide and most importantly, the trend since 2010 is negative.
An academic bursary awarded to young women who can prove that they are virgins has sparked debate in South Africa. What is virginity and is it possible to test for that? Africa Check sought medical advice.