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naptosa thumb medium70 99TimesLive reports that the National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of SA (Naptosa) has welcomed Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s budget speech.  

“Naptosa wishes to commend Minister Gigaba for delivering an inclusive and progressive budget for the financial year 2018/19 in view of the economic challenges that South Africa is enduring‚” the union said in a statement.  It also said it had noted Gigaba’s motivation for the one percentage point increase in VAT and amendments to below-inflation personal tax increases as “difficult but necessary trade-offs in order to educate the youth and continue to protect the vulnerable”.  The union expressed its pleasure at “measures to budget R21.7 billion towards feeding our learners.  We hope that some of the R3.8 billion allocated to school infrastructure will not only make a difference to those 550 schools whose water and sanitation challenges will finally be solved‚ but that deliberate and serious attention is given to the safe transportation of our learners to and from school.”

  • Read this report by Nomahlubi Jordaan in full at Timeslive

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