COSATU is calling on government to scrap the obscene and absurd R22 million 100-metre flag project
11 May 2022
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) calls on the South African government to scrap the Department of Arts, Culture and Sports’ ludicrous and absurd plan to blow about R22 million on a 100-metre flag monument. This vanity project is pointless and the idea that it will attract tourists is senseless and ridiculous.
Many people around the world are being squeezed by the rising cost of living and they do not have the money to go around looking at flag monuments. South Africa has enough tourist attractions and does not need another inept government department to waste millions of rands on a misguided project to attract tourists.
The South African government has imposed a vicious wage freeze on nurses, doctors, teachers, police officers and other hard working public servants since 2020.
This has left these workers struggling with their wages eroded and repealed by inflation.