Published in AIDS Weekly, March 25th, 1996
The scandal is arguably the most visible of the problems that have plagued the anti-HIV effort. It erupted when news broke that $3.6 million had been spent on Sarafina II, a two-hour anti-AIDS play described by its detractors as a farce.
Critics, who include the ruling African National Congress' Women's League, say the play denigrates women and, targets only black youths in townships, has a few garbled messages about AIDS and has so far been seen by just 5,000 of South Africa's 41 million...
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