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AIDC STATEMENT: The 2024 Budget will make things even worse!

As expected, the Treasury today put forward another austerity budget to Parliament. Tokenistic increases in social grants will not be enough to soften the deep social crisis faced by the majority of impoverished South Africans. The budget will also result

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Joint statement: There is “an alternative” to the status quo of stagnation, mass unemployment and unprecedented inequality!

On 21 February, we will be marching with community organisations, trade unions, and activist groups ahead of the 2024 budget speech, recognising that austerity will likely continue to be implemented in this coming budget. Reports from health sector workers speak

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MTBPS2023: AIDC Statement on the 2023 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement

The Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement, which sets the framework for the national budget over the next three years is a disaster for a country on the brink of social collapse.  South Africa is facing a devastating social crisis, not a

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AIDC Statement on 2023/4 National Budget

2023/4 National Budget Analysis Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) Statement 23 February 2023 “This is not an austerity budget”, said Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana in his 2023 budget speech. It is a blatant lie. Yet another budget that centres

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