The Kwazulu-Natal education department has set aside R50-million to fund the distribution of pads to schools in the four lowest quintiles.
Find out which departments need to step up to make free pads a reality for people who menstruate.
Pontsho Pilane recently presented a proposal to Parliament to introduce free pads for poor people who menstruate. Here’s what she learned.
Why are people who menstruate forced to spend at least R40 000 on sanitary products in their lifetime?
Why the debate misses the very gendered point in a country where people with uteruses remain disproportionally affected by HIV.