State-supplied condoms are washing up on Durban’s beaches by the hundreds. They’re the tip of a much bigger problem.
When Cyril Ramaphosa, as deputy president, punted the government’s free “Max” condoms to Parliament on 1 September 2016, he might have hoped the prophylactics would at least end up on his parliamentary members’ members. And perhaps some did. After all, they came in exciting new scents of grape and apple. But thousands of these condoms are not fulfilling their purpose.