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South Africa: Virginity bursary ignites debate on women’s rights
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Sport, Arts and Culture South Africa: Virginity bursary ignites debate on women’s rights

Uthukela District in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa has introduced “The Maidens Bursary,” offered to young girls seeking tertiary education on condition they remain virgins. To keep their scholarships, the girls will undergo a check-up every holiday, a condition which has ignited debate on women’s rights, religious and cultural freedom.