Budget cuts to fund SAA will compromise Western Cape's health services, says Finance MEC Maynier

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The story: In the midst of what President Cyril Ramaphosa called the "worst health disaster our country has seen since 1918", his Finance Minister Tito Mboweni made cuts to the Western Cape's budget which Finance MEC David Maynier feared would compromise health services in the province.

What was said: Maynier said in a statement that the Western Cape's budget had been cut by a further R1.47 billion in this financial year.  

Bailout: "What is worse, is that our biggest fear was confirmed - provincial budgets have been cut to fund the R10.5 billion bailout of South African Airways (SAA)," he said.


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