The Daily Sun recently reported on the South African Breweries’ (SAB) programme to deliver to local taverns not only their signature alcoholic products but also government-issue condoms – an effort to promote safe sex practices and address the spread of HIV.
The article does well to draw attention to an important HIV awareness and prevention effort at a deeper community level. However, the piece – with a headline of “One Beer One Condom!” – seemed more interested in the novelty of the idea than in reporting the facts and providing a more comprehensive picture of the significance of this initiative.
The New Age have chosen to highlight striking students’ demand for condoms among a list of other grievances that were laid before the management of Durban’s University of Technology (DUT) during protests that began last week.
This raises questions about the perceptions of government-issue condoms.
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