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Western Cape premier says implications of the national budget cuts devastating

# Western Cape premier Alan Winde says the implications of the nationally imposed budget cuts go beyond health care services and have hit departments including education and social development. A total of 6.7-billion-rand has been reduced from the Western Cape’s Provincial Equitable Share, over the next three financial years as part of nationally imposed fiscal consolidation. Winde says the hard truth is that the quantum of the budget cuts is now so large, that it will be almost impossible to fully mitigate the loss of funding from the national purse.