Soweto civil society groups say Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, should provide the province’s pupils with prophylaxis.
Small, local nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) in Soweto have called on Lesufi to provide Gauteng pupils with condoms at schools just three months after the National Department of Basic Education proposed a new draft policy that would make the same recommendation for schools nationally.
According to Lesufi, he has not objection to condoms in schools but says HIV awareness had to accompany condoms.
“I don’t have a problem with condom distribution in schools, but we can’t push the condom distribution while people lack education about the disease itself,” he explains.
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