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R22m for a Flag

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Dear South Africa

1662 comments delivered to the minister, so far

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has been criticised for its plans to erect a monumental South African flag in Pretoria. The feasibility study will cost R5m, while the installation of the flag will cost R17m.

    •  Is this a waste of money?
    • Where do you believe R22m could be better spent?

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