As part of a collaborative partnership, the South African Human Rights Commission and the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) are undertaking a comprehensive budget analysis of the national budget, which will be released in a joint statement on Thursday afternoon.
The analysis will focus on the extent to which the 2011 national budget, in an election year, can be said to be a pro-poor budget aimed at realising the transformative rights of the Constitution. The analysis will consider the allocations between the various government services, as well as tracking the extent to which the budget makes money available for the priorities listed in the recent State of the Nation Address. An important consideration in the analysis is the under-spending of the previous financial years and therefore whether the state has the ability and capacity to meet its Constitutional mandate.
This analysis of departmental allocations will also highlight the synergy between the state’s intentions and its practical realisation.
The joint statement will be released by noon on Thursday, 24 February 2011.
For further information, please contact:
James Motha/Vincent Moaga
South African Human Rights Commission
Mobile: 073 562 9866
Isobel Frye or Stephanie Brockerhoff
Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute
Tel: 011 833 0161
For more about South African Human Rights Commission, refer to: www.sahrc.org.za.
For more about Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute, refer to: www.spii.org.za.
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