Abandoned babies are a growing concern in SA
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 2010Sandy Immelman, founder of Baby Saver