Yesterday in Parliament, the DA set out how it would table 399 amendments to the 2016 Budget to help bring about the change South Africa needs.
To create jobs the DA’s amendments would create 180 000 new work opportunities in the Expanded Public Works Programme, by allocating an additional R1.2 billion.
To stop corruption the DA’s amendments would fully fund the Office of the Public Protector, by allocating an additional R117.89 million.
To help fight poverty the DA’s amendments would increase assistance to social grant beneficiaries, by allocating an additional R2.24 billion.
To fight crime the DA’s amendment’s would allow for the establishment of a specialised unit to fight gang and drug-related crime, by allocating an additional R500 million.
To assist poor students the DA’s amendments would provide additional funding for 205 000 students who qualify for funding under the NSFAS, by allocating R2.73 billion.
To fight the drought the DA’s amendments would assist drought stricken communities, by allocating an additional R2.73 billion.
Today, the DA will table these amendments in Parliament.
If they are passed, they will go a long way in helping South Africans, especially those who are poor.
The DA is committed to bringing about CHANGE that will move South Africa forward again.
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