Thursday, February 25, 2016

Basic Education and ECD expenditure in 2016 Budget

Simamkele Vakaza
25 February 2016

Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan, yesterday in the Budget speech said the expenditure on basic education will increase from R204 Billion this year to R254 Billion in 2018/19.

“By 2018, 510 inappropriate and unsafe schools will be rebuilt”, said the Minister.

“2120 schools will be supplied with water and 916 schools with electricity”, he added.

“An additional allocation of R813 Million for Early Childhood Development is proposed to increase the number of children in ECD centres by 104 thousand over the MTF period”, He concluded. 



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