What’s up, doc? Are rum and cigars for Cuba’s elite not your vibe?
Nearly 300 junior doctors haven’t been posted, reports Gill Gifford, yet we are spending another R83m on the Cubans
Viva revolutionary solidarity, viva! Back to your labours, workers of SA, inspired by the knowledge that you and I are helping to keep Cuba’s unemployment rate near zero!
These were the glad tidings in parliament this week, as stand-in health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane confirmed that a “brigade” of 119 Cuban doctors would be staying in SA for another year, at a cost of R83m.
The way the story was reported, with opposition politicians demanding explanations and the minister having to “defend” the extension, made it sound like a bad thing...