Incest: “Family members engaging in sex with each other”. Section 13 of the Sexual Offences Act also prohibits sexual acts between humans and animals (‘bestiality’), regardless of age.
Section 12 of the Sexual Offences Act, prohibits sexual acts between family members, regardless of age. One cannot consent to this type of sexual act, and is a criminally prosecutable offence, along with additional interpretations of the Animal Protection Act 71 of 1962.
Some see this as a strange regulation given the fact that sexual acts for 16-year-olds and above are permitted and ages 12 to 16 are permitted between those of the same age, if they perform the act in person.
It raises the question which one of the two is worse, the pornography or the sexual act?
Apart from other parts of the Sexual Offences Act, there are also protection for sexual acts for people ages 18 and above.