Saturday 15 June

The Budget Justice Coalition (BJC) recently published a research paper on South Africa’s basic education budget. The position paper was written by BJC members, Equal Education (EE) and the Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM) focusing on budgetary challenges affecting the education sector that need to be addressed in the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) being delivered on Thursday 11 November by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana.

This position highlights how budgetary constraints and challenges such as underfunding by the National Treasury, underspending and irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and provincial education departments (PEDs) and impede education priorities. Read the full paper below.


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