Over the last 21 years, Government has made significant progress in ensuring that South Africans have access to good education and quality health care services. Over the next three years, the budget will be allocated as follows:
|R19.5 billion will go to the Department of Health for the maintenance and refurbishment of health facilities and seven other mega projects driven by provincial and national departments.
|R7 billion allocated to the school infrastructure backlogs conditional grant to replace infrastructure in 510 schools and provide water to 1 120 shools, sanitation to 741 and electricity to 916 schools.
|R3.1 billion will be allocated to Funza Lushaka bursary scheme. It’s estimated that by 2017/18 10 200 new teachers will enter the public service. The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme that promotes teaching in public schools.