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SADTU says budget cuts are a “slap in the face”

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SADTU has come out against the budget cuts to bail out SAA, describing them as a “slap in the face” to hard-working educators and public servants.

The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) took to Twitter on Thursday, 29 October 2020, to strongly oppose the budget cuts to fund the national carrier. During his Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni explained that in order to fund the latest bailout of South African Airways (SAA), there would be budgets cuts across an estimated 41 departments. The education budget alone is set to be cut by R1.4 billion.

In response to the budget cuts, SADTU labelled them as a “slap in the face.” Given that the state has found a way to bail out SAA again, questions were raised on why the government previously claimed that free education is unattainable, yet it continues to fund SAA.

SADTU vowed that it would not “take this lying down.”.

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Sabelo Makhubo
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