R50 million for our farmers

The Eastern Cape is facing the drought of the century! Much more needs to be done.

Whilst we are relieved that the Eastern Cape government has finally declared a provincial disaster, sensible spending in this time of crisis will help a great deal.

It’s time for the Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform to cut back on the millions it spends on things like advertising, catering, travel, and venue hire. If they do, we can save up to R50 million for our farmers!

These cuts include:

  • A 50% cut in advertising – R4,743 million savings
  • A 60% cut in catering – R6,414 million savings
  • A 11.4% cut in communication (G&S) – R2 million savings
  • A 19.8% cut in Consumable Supplies – R2 million savings
  • A 31.4% cut in Stationery and Office Supplies – R2 million savings
  • A 23.9% cut in Travel and Subsistence – R20 million savings
  • A 20% cut in Training and Development – R5,158 million savings (underspent by 28% in 2018/19)
  • A 10% cut in Fleet Services – R2,521 million in savings (underspent by 6% in 2018/19)
  • A 0.25% cut in Salaries and wages – R4,625 million in savings
  • A 15% cut in Venue and Facilities hire – R648,000 saving (underspent by 15.5% in 2018/19)

Please co-sign our appeal to the Eastern Cape government to cut unnecessary spending to the tune of R50 million and put it towards drought-relief funding instead.

Whilst R50 million is a drop in the ocean in this crisis, it is substantially better than the paltry R3.2 million that has been made available by the Department for drought relief to date.

Please co-sign our appeal for sensible spending in this time of crisis.

If we stand together, we can get our farmers R50 million more!

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Whilst we are relieved that the Eastern Cape government has finally declared a provincial disaster, sensible spending in this time of crisis will help a great deal.

It’s time for the Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform to cut back on the millions it spends on things like advertising, catering, travel, and venue hire. If they do, we can save up to R50 million for our farmers!

These cuts include:

  • A 50% cut in advertising – R4,743 million savings
  • A 60% cut in catering – R6,414 million savings
  • A 11.4% cut in communication (G&S) – R2 million savings
  • A 19.8% cut in Consumable Supplies – R2 million savings
  • A 31.4% cut in Stationery and Office Supplies – R2 million savings
  • A 23.9% cut in Travel and Subsistence – R20 million savings
  • A 20% cut in Training and Development – R5,158 million savings (underspent by 28% in 2018/19)
  • A 10% cut in Fleet Services – R2,521 million in savings (underspent by 6% in 2018/19)
  • A 0.25% cut in Salaries and wages – R4,625 million in savings
  • A 15% cut in Venue and Facilities hire – R648,000 saving (underspent by 15.5% in 2018/19)

Please co-sign our appeal to the Eastern Cape government to cut unnecessary spending to the tune of R50 million and put it towards drought-relief funding instead.

Whilst R50 million is a drop in the ocean in this crisis, it is substantially better than the paltry R3.2 million that has been made available by the Department for drought relief to date.

Please co-sign our appeal for sensible spending in this time of crisis.

If we stand together, we can get our farmers R50 million more!