South Africa - A church, Nazareth Baptist Church, in the northern section of Durban, South Africa, has conducted a free virginity test on ladies who attend their church and are 18 years of age and older in an effort to promote chastity among the women in the community. According to accounts, the church conducts this activity every year, and those who successfully complete it are given a certificate proving their virginity as well as a mark on their forehead. Every year, the event is greatly anticipated by the ladies. Since the test is often performed in the middle of each year, the certificate is rendered invalid by the middle of the next year, when the subsequent virginity test is carried out. On Monday, July 4, the church administered the test for the 2022–2023 session, and certificates were given to the ladies who passed.