Subz celebrates a successful 2019 with donations of thousands of reusable sanitary pads

Subz celebrates a successful 2019 with donations of thousands of reusable sanitary pads: As the year draws to a close, members of Subz Pants and Pads – and its NPO extension, Project Dignity – celebrated the distribution of 4308 packs of eco-friendly, reusable sanitary wear that empowers South African schoolchildren who cannot afford these vital hygienic items. This year also saw the distribution of Subz packs across international borders, extending the reach of the organisation to help the rest of the continent. “Every year we start out … [Read more...]

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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