Results show that Subz reusable sanitary wear encourages school attendance

Results show that Subz reusable sanitary wear encourages school attendance: In 2010, KwaZulu-Natal resident, Sue Barnes, established the country’s first reusable sanitary pad and panty (Subz Pants and Pads) as a way to address the national crisis – girls missing school because of the cost of sanitary wear. Nine years later, studies show that Project Dignity – the non-profit extension disseminating sponsored Subz packs to disadvantaged schoolgirls – is having a positive impact on school attendance. In the first two terms of 2019, three … [Read more...]

Project Dignity welcomes government’s abolishment of VAT on sanitary pads

Project Dignity welcomes government’s abolishment of VAT on sanitary pads: The collective voice of various civil society organisations and NPOs resulted in a welcome announcement during the 2018 medium-term budget speech that Value-Added Tax on sanitary pads has been abolished. From 1 April 2019, the South African public will now save when purchasing sanitary products – welcome relief to many cash-strapped households. Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni’s, policy statement, tabled in parliament, read: “Earlier this year [2018]‚ a panel of … [Read more...]

Project Dignity praises sanitary distributions at KZN schools

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