MTBPS: SAA survives — so do pit toilets

Funds for failing airline diverted from social programmes

01 November 2020 - 00:00 By caiphus kgosana

The R10.5bn being spent to save SA Airways will be diverted from funds initially earmarked for pressing needs such as libraries and laboratories for schools, better health-care facilities, housing, farm support and eradicating pit toilets.

Social pressure groups are fuming over the diversion of funds, but the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) - which represents airline staff - accused finance minister Tito Mboweni of "mischievously and recklessly" misleading the public about where the money is coming from...

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