The South African Communist Party said it
is disappointed at the decision by the Department of Health in the Western Cape to not afford
students in the province the opportunity to study medicine in Cuba.
In a statement the SACP Provincial
Spokesperson Masonwabe Sokoyi said MEC Theuns Botha is of the belief that the
universities of Stellenbosch and Cape Town are capable enough
to provide sufficient doctors to the Western Cape, as if the province
is an independent state.
The reason why South Africa sends students in Cuba is to try and produce
as many doctors as possible so that they can respond on the many challenges
facing our country particularly on the poor communities.
The SACP in the province is calling upon
both the Department of Higher Education and Training and the Department of Health
to immediately intervene and ensure that the Western Cape routinely and
ritually sends students to Cuba.
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