This review reflects the findings of SPII’s investigation into National and Provincial budget allocations over a 5 year period 2007/08 – 2011/12.
Although the tax base has broadened in recent years to include over 10 million tax payers in
2010/11, tax revenue as a percentage of GDP has been dwindling since the 2008 global financial crisis. This has impacted negatively on the size of the government’s budget and on how much it can spend on its twelve priority sectors or focal areas identified:
1. Basic Education
3. Safety and Security
7. Rural Development
8. Human Settlements
9. Local Government
11. International Relations and
12. Public Services.
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