#PODCAST: KZN Treasury allocate 4.5 billion rand to the Health Department for extra staff and medical equipent

By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - As South Africa battles to grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, KwaZulu-Natal has cut back budgets for its provincial departments. MEC for Finance, Ravi Pillay allocated 4.5 billion rand to the Health Department - in order to support extra staff and procure medical equipment. It comes in response to the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that all provinces would have to contribute towards the national 500-billion-rand COVID-19 relief package. Pillay says only the Health and Education Departments were spared from budget cuts. KZN Finance MEC Ravi Pillay joined us this morning to unpack the special budget...