Sanitary pads: no sign that Zuma’s promise has been kept

President Jacob Zuma and deputy minister Buti Manamela have both promised to provide sanitary pads for poor women. But there is no sign that their promise has been kept. Photo Masixole Feni

On 8 January 2011, marking the 99th anniversary of the founding of the African National Congress (ANC) President Jacob Zuma promised: “We will promote the provision of sanitary towels to women on the indigent list of municipalities.”