Question: How old do you have to be to date in Cape Town?

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. And its not criminal for a child under 16 to have sex with a partner less than 2 years older.

Can you date a 16 18 in South Africa?

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. This means that the young person must be 18 or older before the law says that they are capable of consenting to that sexual relationship.

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.

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