Health, Education gets biggest cut of KZN budget

Health, Education gets biggest cut of KZN budget

Finance MEC, Ravigasen Pillay says it was a priority to give KZN's Health and Education Departments the biggest pieces of the pie.   

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He delivered his maiden budget speech at the Provincial Legislature yesterday.  Pillay says these departments deal directly with people's livelihoods.  

Out of KZN's R130-billion budget, education was allocated R54-billion and health R45-billion.   

Pillay says the Education Department will use funds to cover the costs of no-fee schools, nutrition and sanitary programs. 

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He says they want to expand ICTs in the public healthcare sector.

"This budget provides health services to the uninsured population of KwaZulu-Natal. The department plans to improve information communication technology with broadband connectivity and plan on conducting R3 074 435 to reduce the malaria case maturity rate." 

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