No More ‘Maiden Bursaries’

Uthukela municipality will no longer be offering university bursaries to virgins

Uthukela municipality will no longer be offering university bursaries to virgins.

It has accepted the recommendations of the Commission for Gender Equality, which investigated the awarding of "maiden bursaries" to 16 girls by the municipality.
The commission's CEO, Keketso Maema, told parliament yesterday that the investigation found that "the issuance of a bursary contingent on female students' virginity is fundamentally discriminatory".

The commission recommended that the category "maiden bursaries" be scrapped by the municipality - but the 16 girls will not lose their bursaries.

To read the article titled, “No more bursaries for 'good girls'” click here.

Source: 
Times Live

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