Voices of the Streets – Episode 2: Tito’s budget for the rich
Voices of the Streets is a podcast series published by the Alternative Information and Development Center (AIDC). It highlights peoples voices and opinions during political events happening primarily in Cape Town.
We believe that social justice and effective democracy implies the working class and marginalized groups to be the most listened to. Therefore we are out on the streets recording protestors, offering a mouthpiece for those voices that remain too often unheard.
Tito’s budget for the rich deals with Tito Mboweni’s Mid-term Budget not improving the working class situation; making it even worse. The unbundling of Eskom will increase the price of electricity, the ongoing neo-liberalist approach will contribute to mass unemployment and low wages. Ultimately, the mid-term budget will contrain the access to common goods for the working class.
A march was organized by unions and political parties. At the end, demonstrators gathered in front of Parliament in Cape Town. They addressed their issues orally and through a Memorandum meant to be delivered to Tito Mboweni. This episode highlights people’s concerns on State Budget policies, and State leaders not responding to it.
– Various protesters at the march
– Andre Adams from SAFTU – (South African Federation of Trade Unions)
– Zwelohlanga Ndiki from the NUMSA Youth Forum
– Ashley Fataar from the Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party
– Dominic Brown from AIDC
The march on Facebook:
Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party – W Cape
Jingle beat: Accuse by Alaska
Producers: Janina Jablonski & Emile Thiodet