Melanie Verwoerd | R22m for a flag? Who in their right mind thought this was a good idea?

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The author argues that citizens needs should come first before spending R22 million on a SA flag project. (Linda Longhurst, Media24, Witness Media, file)
The author argues that citizens needs should come first before spending R22 million on a SA flag project. (Linda Longhurst, Media24, Witness Media, file)

Melanie Verwoerd writes that she loves the South African flag, but spending R22 million to erect a 100 metre high flag in Freedom Park in Pretoria, when people are struggling with rising costs of living, just reflects a government that is tone deaf.

Last week, I read an article that said the government plans to spend R22 million to erect a 100 metre high flag in Freedom Park in Pretoria. I first thought it had to be fake news. Turns out it wasn't. That's right, folks, the Department of Arts and Culture is planning to spend 22 MILLION RAND on a flag. 

Excuse me when I say: "WTF!!!" 

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