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Procurement Irregularities Put Women’s Lives on the Line

NGOpulse, October 26, 2011

In a month when the internal divisions in the Women’s Sector of the National AIDS Council became public, the Department of Health, National Treasury and Female Condom Manufacturers were back in court wrangling, yet again, over the shady area of female condom procurement. A balancing act that was on the verge of seeing 11 million unqualified female condoms being distributed by the Department of Health and the final tender being awarded to Sekunjalo Investments for the supply of the FC2 Female Condom, all in a competition vacuum that continues to put women’s lives on the line.

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