'Condoms and sex ed alone not enough to solve child abandonment in SA'

The provision of contraceptives and sexual education is not enough to eradicate child abandonment in South Africa, says children's sanctuary Door of Hope.

This comes after two babies were found dumped in rubbish bins this week in Fourways, Gauteng this week.

Read: The harsh realities that can lead to abandoning babies

The Gauteng Department of Social Development claims there is 'no justification whatsoever' for abandoning babies, citing government's provision of education and contraceptives.

However, Door of Hope's Nadene Grabham says there are many, complex challenges faced by desperate women with unwanted pregnancies.

To provide condoms and education is not going to solve the issue of child abandonment in South Africa.

Nadene Grabham, Operations Director at Door of Hope

Grabham differentiated between safe child abandonment at local organisations such as theirs and child abandonment that results in an infant's death.

Take a listen:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 'Condoms and sex ed alone not enough to solve child abandonment in SA'


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'Persecuting woman who safely left newborn may trigger more unsafe baby dumping'

'Persecuting woman who safely left newborn may trigger more unsafe baby dumping'

Without any havens to safely leave abandoned babies, troubled mothers may end up dumping babies in dustbins, an activist explains.

Parents waiting on WC Social Development's next move after daycare death ruling

Parents waiting on WC Social Development's next move after daycare death ruling

Legal attorney Chris Smith says baby Ava's parents are waiting on the department in order to negotiate a settlement agreement.

Maternal deaths caused by unsafe abortion a cry for reproductive justice

Maternal deaths caused by unsafe abortion a cry for reproductive justice

Two medical experts unpack the importance of reproductive justice in SA and recognising a woman's right to choose.

The harsh realities that can lead to abandoning babies

The harsh realities that can lead to abandoning babies

Casting moral judgement at women who feel forced into dumping their newborn babies seems easy, but there are so many complexities.

The fate of South Africa's abandoned babies

The fate of South Africa's abandoned babies

Rape and late abortions are some of the contributing factors to incidents of baby abandonment in South Africa.

Popular articles
Thandeka Gqubule prepared to fight EFF to the end

Thandeka Gqubule prepared to fight EFF to the end

SABC Journalist and part of the SABC 8 Thandeka Gqubule says she has not had any communication from the EFF.

[LISTEN] 'If you accuse, you must present some sort of preliminary evidence'

[LISTEN] 'If you accuse, you must present some sort of preliminary evidence'

Laywer Tebogo Malatji gives an update on Wednesday's meeting between Minster Pravin Gordhan and PP Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

Discovery Bank takes on Capitec Bank, TymeDigital (Patrice Motsepe), Bank Zero

Discovery Bank takes on Capitec Bank, TymeDigital (Patrice Motsepe), Bank Zero

South Africa has a brand-new bank! The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Adrian Gore, Discovery Group CEO.

Callers debate Mashaba arresting a man wheeling cow heads in Joburg CBD

Callers debate Mashaba arresting a man wheeling cow heads in Joburg CBD

Mashaba posted a picture of a man pushing a trolly full of cow heads saying that he had him arrested for an "illegal act".

[WATCH] Pupils dance to music made from a street pole in a true Mzansi way

[WATCH] Pupils dance to music made from a street pole in a true Mzansi way

Tech guru Jonathan Khabazela Fairbairn explores some most popular videos being shared on social media.

Signs your child could have diabetes (that most parents can't recognise)

Signs your child could have diabetes (that most parents can't recognise)

Wednesday 14 November marks World Diabetes Day, aiming to raise awareness about both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

SA is falling in love with Telkom Mobile (6.5m users, 50% up on 6 months ago)

SA is falling in love with Telkom Mobile (6.5m users, 50% up on 6 months ago)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Telkom Group CEO Sipho Maseko.

Self-driving Merc returns to Chapman’s Peak to beat the bends in stirring new ad

Self-driving Merc returns to Chapman’s Peak to beat the bends in stirring new ad

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews branding and advertising expert Andy Rice about Merc's stirring new ad.

#DataMustFall! Meet Rain CEO Willem Roos... he is making it happen

#DataMustFall! Meet Rain CEO Willem Roos... he is making it happen

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Rain CEO Willem Roos for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.