Democratic Alliance (DA) warned the
are the economic development initiative Blue IQ and the proposed high-speed
train link between
to Business Day after the release of a DA-commissioned study into the effect of
HIV/AIDS on budget priorities in
(requires) a delicate trade off between alleviating human suffering while still
investing for economic growth," he said.
DA study painted a grim picture of the strain that HIV/AIDS would place on the
province's welfare, education and health departments.
AIDS orphans (children under 18 who had lost their mother to AIDS) were
predicted to rise from 39500 this year to 245000 in 2010.
DA said foster care grants for AIDS orphans would cost about R1,5bn by 2010,
spending which would erode