Various groups including Equal Education, the Black Sash and the Democratic Alliance (DA) are staging pickets outside Parliament in Cape Town ahead of the Medium-Term Budget Speech by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni.

Equal Education is calling for no more cuts in the basic education budget.

The NGO’s Cwayita Wenana says they want Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to pay back the more than R 1.7 billion cut from the basic education budget earlier this year.

Black Sash says all COVID-19 grants should be increased and made permanent.

In the video below, Black Sash advocates for a basic income grant:

DA says the government should save the country and not the South African Airways. They say the R10.5 billion bailout money should be used for the building of schools.