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Budget Speech 2020: Increased spending on education

Budget for south africa - education

What is the budget South Africa will spend on Education in 2020/2021?

  • South Africa will spend R396 Billion

What will the Education budget be used for?

  • In the education sector, investment goes to new schools, replacing schools constructed with inappropriate materials, and providing them with water, electricity and sanitation. 

In 2020/2021, the maths, science and technology grant will introduce coding and robotics to learners in grades R to 3 as announced by the president.

Finance Minister (Tito Mboweni) also said this in his budget speech:

“The Department of Higher Education and Training will reallocate existing funds to undertake a feasibility study for the establishment of a new university of science and innovation in Ekurhuleni.”