Social development continues to account for a hefty 15.9% of the government’s R1.95-trillion expenditure.

At R309.5bn, spending on social grants and social development remains the second-largest component of total expenditure, with learning and culture’s R396.4bn keeping education in the top spot...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now