South Africa: Taking From Peter to Pay Paul – a Walk Through the Government’s Special COVID-19 Budget

[Daily Maverick] On 24 June, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni tabled a supplementary budget in response to the president’s call for a fiscal package to support national Covid-19 interventions. But although this was aimed at alleviating a health crisis, the budget is, ironically, not good for the nation’s health services.