The Cry of the Xcluded is calling on community organizers, activists, and concerned citizens to discuss strategies for pushing back against budget cuts that has a negative impact on the public services and programs that the majority of people rely on.
For the past several years, the South African government has implemented and gradually increased the depth of what can only be described as austerity measures. From 2013, consecutive National Budgets have prioritized significant cuts and limitations towards government expenditure for basic service provision, public infrastructure, employment stimulation and social protection. As is often the case, the slashing of expenditure towards the public good coincides with tax relief for the rich, interest rate hikes and a deepening of regressive taxation. On 19 April 2023, the Cry of the Xcluded is hosting a discussion to contribute to the supporting the Resistance to Budget Cuts. The meeting will take place at Bertha House from 10:00 AM.
The meeting will contribute to framing demands and alternatives to austerity, towards promoting economic policies that advance the well-being of the poor, financially precarious and working class overall.
For more information contact Thembeka Majali on 076 152 3210.