View Full Version : Chinese Female Condoms Too Small For South Africans- Court Rules

3rd June 2012, 02:51 PM
A South African court has blocked the government from buying 11 million female condoms from China, saying they are too small, a newspaper reported on Friday, in Pretoria.

The Finance minister had awarded a contract to a firm called Siqamba medical which planned to buy the Phoenurse condoms from China, the Beel newspaper said.


A rival firm, Sekuinjalo Investments Corporation turned to the High court in Pretoria after losing the bid, arguing that their condoms were 20 percent larger than the Chinese ones.

Judge Sweet Potterill blocked the deal with Siqamba, ruling that the female condoms were too small, made from the wrong material, and were not approved by the WHO, the paper said. Reports have it that South Africa has more HIV infections than any other country in the world.

Source: naijaparrot