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End the Tampon Tax in South Africa

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The University of Cape Town's SRC Committee for Health, Environment and Safety are dedicated to ensuring equal health care for all students and the greater South African population. Tampons and Sanitary pads for many middle class people are just an item on the grocery list but for most South Africans a R25 box of tampons a month already eats into a tight budget. The UCT SRC strongly condemn the notion that tampons are a luxury good, deemed 'non-essential' by SARS. The UCT SRC support the notion that all sanitary pads and tampons should be tax-exempt to ensure lower prices and easier access to these essential products. Periods are not a luxury and we strongly urge the South African Government to reassess their policy regarding all menstrual-products such as tampons, sanitary pads, menstrual cups and panty-liners .

The UCT SRC are committed to breaking the stigma of menstruation and lowering the hurdles to health care access. Please sign this petition and help us make this a reality.



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