Free data, education: Taxpayers share where SABC bailout should go

Free data, education: Taxpayers share where SABC bailout should go

- The SABC is going to be receiving a R2.1 billion bailout with another R1.1 billion on the books

- Citizens shared their opinions on social media as to how the money could be better spent

- As the embattle broadcaster struggles to stay afloat, it seems taxpayers see little point in handing it lifelines

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South African taxpayers are up in arms that the SABC will be handed yet another government bailout. reported that Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams had announced R2.1 billion will soon be transferred to the embattled entity.

A further R1.1 billion was on the cards, but only once the SABC meets certain conditions put in place by the government as a requirement for the bailouts.

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Citizens shared their grim views on the situation in South Africa, with the common consensus on the issue being that the funds could be put to better use.

From free data and education to water and sanitation, taxpayers shared where they thought the hefty sum could do more good for the country.

Despite the uproar, the writing is on the wall and the embattled broadcaster will continue to enjoy the government's support.

Have a look at what citizens had to say on the matter:

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