Editorials
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8 Jul 2021
4:32 am

Forget Cuba, the government owes SA

Editorials

South Africans, and not a worn-out ideology, should come first.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Picture: @DBE_SA/Twitter

In the midst of the greatest health crisis yet faced by this country – and when the ANC government said the Covid surge is overwhelming hospitals because they don’t have enough beds and staff – more than 200 newly qualified doctors sit idle… because there is no money to pay them. Yet, we have already spent hundreds of millions of rands on imported health “specialists” from Cuba. We paid the government in Havana for that medical help – it was not offered out of a spirit of revolutionary solidarity. Now, we learn that Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has appointed...