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Most of the government’s expenditure goes towards social spending

Most of the government’s expenditure will go towards social spending which includes Department of Basic Education and Department of Social Development at R1.3 trillion over the next three years.

National Treasury documents detail how an estimated 96.6% or R684 billion over the medium term will go towards the payment of social grants specifically, which are administered by the South African Social Security Agency.

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana tabled his maiden budget on Wednesday afternoon, allocating R3.33 trillion to the social wage over three years to support vulnerable and low-income households.

“The Social Development Department will receive the largest allocation of R58.6 billion over the medium term to initiate a new extended child support grant for double orphans – among other things.”

Treasury said most non-interest spending will go towards the social wage, which includes health, education, housing, social protection, employment programmes, and local amenities.

This will amount to R1.3 trillion over three years.


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