Budget 2011

Gauteng Welfare, Social Service and Development Forum Comments on the 2011/12 Budget

Welfare organisations in Gauteng are disappointed at the lack of any reference in Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget speech to measures that would bring relief to our struggling social welfare service system. While such provision may yet - and we sincerely hope it will - appear in the Gauteng provincial budget, there is an urgent need for a ring-fenced allocation from the National Treasury to assist each province to properly finance core services delivered by non-profit organisations.

National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union Comments on the 2011/12 Budget

National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) welcomes the broad thrust of the government’s spending priorities set out for 2011/12 financial year as outlined by the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, in Parliament this afternoon. We are happy that job creation and the implementation of the five national priorities set out in the electoral mandate of 2009 remain at the centre of the government spending priorities.

Alternative Information and Development Centre Comments on the 2011/12 Budget

The 2011/12 budget tabled this afternoon by Minister Pravin Gordhan represents continuity in Government’s approach to economic policy and economic development. Great emphasis is placed on “macro-economic stability”, fiscal prudence and monetary policy directed to keeping inflation within the three to six percent band. Yet, these orthodoxies of economic policy is precisely what has hampered an effective response to the tremendous socio-economic challenges confronting our society and contradict the idea that South Africa has entered a New Growth Path.

The Alternative Information and Development Centre Statement on the 2011/12 Budget

The 2011/12 budget tabled this afternoon by Minister Pravin Gordhan represents continuity in Government’s approach to economic policy to economic development. Great emphasis is placed on “macro-economic stability”, fiscal prudence and monetary policy directed to keeping inflation within the three to six percent band. Yet, these orthodoxies of economic policy is precisely what has hampered an effective response to the tremendous socio-economic challenges confronting our society and contradict the idea that South Africa has entered a New Growth Path.

Public Procurement Vulnerable to Corruption – Gordhan

Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, says that public procurement plays a significant role in the economy and is central to service delivery.

Speaking in Cape Town where he delivered the National Budget 2011, Gordhan maintained that citizens and taxpayers do not get full value for money, because this is an area vulnerable to waste and corruption.

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