Most condoms distributed in Western Cape

2013-03-27 11:29

Johannesburg - The Western Cape was the province where the most condoms were distributed per adult male, the SA Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) said on Wednesday.

About 46 condoms were distributed per adult male there, followed by Limpopo with 20 and Mpumalanga with 19, the SAIRR said in a statement.

The Eastern Cape was fourth with 15, the Free State fifth at 12, and KwaZulu-Natal sixth with 11.
The Northern Cape and Gauteng, with eight condoms distributed per adult male, and the North West with six, were the bottom three.

The national average hovered around 16 condoms per adult male.

"The condom distribution target was missed by 60% in the 2011/12 financial year," according to the institute.

"Some 399 million condoms, both male and female, were distributed, against a target of just over one billion."

SAIRR researcher Lerato Moloi said condom distribution was likely more difficult in areas with low population density such as the Northern Cape.

"The Northern Cape, for example, has the lowest population density at three people per square kilometre. This is consistent with its low distribution rate of eight condoms per adult male.

"Gauteng, however, has a population density significantly higher than that of all the other provinces with 675 people per square kilometre, yet it has the same distribution rate as the Northern Cape."

  • Michael Heys - 2013-03-27 11:40

    So are the figures per year, month, or week??????

      linda.mcintyregrice - 2013-03-27 12:50

      i think a day in the Cape..

  • Livhuwani Lybon Tshihatu - 2013-03-27 11:41

    Sex and the mother city

  • Piero Mendace - 2013-03-27 11:43

    Try changing the name to responsible Cape..

  • Musawashe Moyo - 2013-03-27 11:49

    Are they showing them hw to use them or they jus distributing

  • Tony - 2013-03-27 11:50

    Must be a lot of pr@#ks there! :)

  • Leon Olivier - 2013-03-27 11:51

    399mill condoms distrubuted with 1bill as the target. How much will all this cost ? This gets me thinking sex is not a basic human right under the constitution. People should pay for their own condoms.

      Farzana Rahiman - 2013-03-27 12:12

      sadly. i doubt that its reason is been taken up as much as the product. maybe more money should be spent on advocating abstinance as opposed to distribution...

      Derrek Dercksen - 2013-03-27 12:19

      cheaper to distribute condoms than ARV's.Only people not getting laid would complain about government giving out free condoms

      Kgotso Mathoki - 2013-03-27 12:30

      Free condoms VS HiV and high teenage pregnacy ??? Wow, deal breaker, I prefer the 1bill condoms thank you. It's econonical and saves lives, and less child grants. Think please.

      Leon Olivier - 2013-03-27 12:40

      Agreed Farzana. A actual working sex education program would be far more beneficial then just giving away free condoms. People in this country are to used to handouts.

      Leon Olivier - 2013-03-27 12:53

      @Kgotso do you think every taxpayer is happy paying for others irresponsible behavior. Not everone is as happy as you are over stupidity.

      LizK - 2013-03-27 16:05

      Leon and Farzana - Trying to make the whole country abstinent is a pointless effort and would be a waste of funds. Clearly, people are not suddenly going to stop having sex, and thinking that could happen is rather naive. The distribution of free condoms is a great way to get those who are having sex to do so safely. It could decrease unplanned/unwanted pregnancies, HIV, STDs etc. I say free condoms all round!

  • Ralph Higgo - 2013-03-27 11:56

    Cape Town got swag.

  • Ygivadamn - 2013-03-27 12:02

    ......and what the most prevalent province for pregnancies and HIV...PLEASE give us the full picture N24

      Chris John Banda - 2013-03-27 12:15


  • Lawrence Mahlaba - 2013-03-27 12:06

    Kzn was suposed 2 b de 1 dt get lots of condoms, bt hey i 4got thy only use shower afta sex

      Ritz40 - 2013-03-27 13:22

      Did somebody forget to hand out your syllables?

  • nkululeko.zulu.5 - 2013-03-27 12:08

    Masturbation must be in a Very High level in North West Due to Shortage of Condoms...

  • Abner M. Mophethe - 2013-03-27 12:13

    hulle speel nie in die kaap,ek se

  • Hansie.Crook - 2013-03-27 12:26

    Western Cape people protect themselves. Gauteng people want it raw.

  • Hassan Chetty - 2013-03-27 12:34

    That's a good sign that people are using protection.....congrats to the DA on a well run province!!!

  • Ayanda David Sokhela - 2013-03-27 13:02

    Thats great..but why not KZN?? Raw is not always good for your health!! But apparently Western Cape has the highest sex drive in S.A!!

  • WILLIAM2012 - 2013-03-27 13:04

    That's because the Western Cape people are a very hot natured and loving bunch!!!!!

  • Garrick Dunstan - 2013-03-27 13:22

    No wonder KZN has the highest infection rate, daaaah

  • jaco.prins.7 - 2013-03-27 14:44

    The DA are thinning their own voter base!

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