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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Key Highlights of #GPBudget2020 in Less Than 10 Minutes

MEC for Finance and e-Government Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko tabled her budget on Thursday at the Gauteng Provincial Legislature.

Here some of the key highlights of #GPBudget2020:

  • Overall 2020/21 Budget R 142.4 billion, now up by R10 billion
  • R33.3 billion goes to Premier David Makhura’s Plan, Growing Gauteng Together;
  • R157 million allocated for support of the taxi industry and establishment of the Gauteng Transport Authority;
  • Tshwane Automotive Zone has received R 200 million;
  • R 625 million has been allocated for crime-fighting priorities,  including R280 million for recruiting 400 traffic officers;
  • R 189 million allocated over the next three years for Gender-Based Violence and the training of officers and establishment of victim empowerment centres; 
  • R 205 million has been allocated for 10 000 serviced stands
  • R 157 million for completion of all incomplete Human Settlement projects;
  • The GPG wage bill to be maintained at 60% of the total budget 
  • The Forensic Unit at Treasury will now move to the Premiers Office;
  • Commitment to pay suppliers on time;
  • Lifestyle audits for supply chain and human resource officials are being introduced to help fight corruption and fraud.

(Compiled by Thebe Mabanga)

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