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The cars the SA government is buying

"We often complain that government has ridiculous vehicle purchasing habits but the data tells us that expenditure on cars is being curbed."

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POLL: Luxury rides vs budget cars - what type of vehicles do you think government should be buying each month?

2019-08-12 09:00

Leigh-Ann Londt

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From luxury BMWs to budget VW Polos, the government purchased a host of new vehicles in July 2019. Readers shared their thoughts on government car purchases in our homepage poll.

Using Naamsa's latest info we reported on how much money was spent on new cars.

READ: More than R230-million was spent on government cars

We asked our readers which vehicles they believed government should purchase and our homepage poll garnered more than 23 000 votes.

The majority of readers (59%) called for government to spend tax-payer funds on budget cars or entry-level cars. Interestingly, 31% believe government should purchase locally-produced vehicles. Alarmingly, 4% believe that minister's cars should be "exorbitant status symbols".

Check out the infographic below:



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