Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s maiden budget produced some nasty news for better-off South Africans. In terms of provinces, government departments and entities, though, who gets which slice of the pie? REBECCA DAVIS takes a look at some of the stand-out – or just slightly interesting – facts and figures.
National government gt provincial and local government
The 2015 Budget allocates 49,7% of “nationally raised funds” to national government. 43.1% goes to provincial government, and just 9% to local government.
Biggest provincial winner: KwaZulu Natal. The provinces get their slices based on population growth and demand for services. KZN will receive R82.25 billion, with Gauteng in second place at R73.41 billion. The province which takes home the least is the Northern Cape, given R10.73 billion this year.
Did you know: “Over half of the revenue generated by provinces is from motor vehicle licenses”?
The single function government spends most on is basic education. Spending on basic education over 201516 is estimated at R203 468 billion. Over the next three years, roughly R640 billion will go towards basic education.
Does that mean kids will have textbooks? Hopefully. From January 2016, the delivery of all books to schools will be managed centrally. This…
Source : Daily Maverick