EDITORIAL | If only the poor could be first in SA’s queue of ...

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EDITORIAL | If only the poor could be first in SA’s queue of priorities

The level of cynicism demonstrated here makes Donald Trump look like a rank amateur

Editorial

One of the problems with the government’s bottomless pit of money for SAA is that it provokes ugly comparisons with the limits placed on other budgets.

This week’s shameful example is the requirement that recipients of disability and care dependency grants must reapply if they hope to receive any money this month.

To the surprise of absolutely no one except the SA Social Security Agency and social development minister Lindiwe Zulu, the decision has led to days-long queues packed with sick people...

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