R22 million flag Department of Sport, Arts and Culture

The South African national flag as it appears in a stock image – Photo: Unsplash

‘ANC hates us’: Mzansi reacts to SA government spending R22m on a flag

South Africans are furious with The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture for spending R22 million on a 100-metre tall national flag.

R22 million flag Department of Sport, Arts and Culture

The South African national flag as it appears in a stock image – Photo: Unsplash

South Africans took to Twitter yesterday afternoon (11 May) to express anger over The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture’s decision to spend R22 million on its National Monumental Flag Project.    

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R22 MILLION ON A FLAG?   

The Department of Sport, Arts, and Culture shocked Mzansi yesterday when they revealed that a whooping R22 million will be budgeted for a mere flag.  

The feasibility study on the development of the South African monumental flag was undertaken in 2020/2021 … the results of the study will detail how the funds will be spent.  

“R5 million is budgeted in 2022/23 for the site-specific geotechnical studies, including the environmental impact assessment and other tests and applications that will be required before construction.   

“R17 million will be allocated for the installation of the monumental flag in 2023/24,” the department said.  

The flag is a symbol of ‘nationhood’, ‘common identity of the people of South Africa, and the brand image of the country and needs to be highly recognised by the citizens according to the department.  

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MZANSI REACTS   

@KebalepileKhula:

“I believe that this vanity project must be scrapped. It is insensitive and outright wasteful, the ANC government must hang its head in shame, or are they really out of touch with ordinary struggles right now.”  

@mamaZgurls:

“So sad, what about the 2billion if I am not mistaken they want to donate to Cuba. what happened to charity begins at home.”

“We just had the worst natural disaster in KZN.”   

@TiroMphothe:

“And guess what… our people are going to put them back into power AGAIN!!!! Proudly so!”   

@Thee_Ghost_:

“Lmao look around, each man for himself, the sooner you get that the better.”

“Remember the billions in debt yet we only have tax as our national income if I’m not wrong.”  

@yandiswaw:

“Guys noooo maarn …who approves all these stupid things? people are hungry and all you care about is a damn flag?” 

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