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Abandoned babies are a growing concern in SA

26 February 2016 4:20 PM
The Founder of Baby Saver speaks to CapeTalk's John Maytham about an alarming number of abandoned babies across the country.

According to the founder of Baby Saver, Sandy Immelman, South Africa has a chronic problem of abandoned babies and the government is turning a blind eye.

She says that women need to be educated on other options that are out there like using contraception, abortion and adoption.

She says that there are laws that need to be changed, like the fact that a girl under 18 cannot legally give her baby up for adoption without her parents' consent.

Listen to the full conversation below:

At the moment there is no stats with regards to abandoned babies, they are never written down as abandoned baby… so there is no pressure put on the government to intervene.

Sandy Immelman, founder of Baby Saver

The last time we gathered stats there were about 3500 abandoned babies across the country in 2010

Sandy Immelman, founder of Baby Saver

26 February 2016 4:20 PM