Question: How old do you have to be to start dating in South Africa?

In South Africa, the age of consent is 16 for boys and girls, and includes same-sex sexual experiences. Exceptions: Children will not be criminally charged if they have sex if both partners are between 12 and 16 years old.

At what age can you have a boyfriend in South Africa?

What is the age of consent in SA? The age of consent in SA is 17. This means that it is against the law for anyone to have sex with someone who is under 17. For example, an 18 year old who has sex with a 15 year old.

Is a 16 year old a minor in South Africa?

In South Africa, while a child is legally defined as a person under the age of 18 years, the age of consent is 16 years, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. This, however, does come with exceptions. The law further states that no child under the age of 12 years can consent to sex.

Is it weird for a 14 year old to date a 16 year old?

Dating is not illegal. Sexual relations can be. If you are not 4 years older it is not statutory rape. But there is coercion that could be alleged now or later if she gets upset.

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