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With 20% of public expenditure for 2014/15 going to education, what steps can be taken to ensure these resources are properly managed?

 

The education sector in South Africa remains a top priority for the state, with basic education receiving the largest slice of government expenditure in the most recent budget as stakeholders move to improve both the quality of learning and student outcomes. The post-secondary segment has also seen funding for research soar in recent years,...

Basic health indicators in South Africa have improved recently due to surging government expenditure aimed at combating communicable diseases that have exacerbated existing constraints within the public health system. The advent of universal health coverage under the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme has led to a number of opportunities and challenges, offering the...

What impact will the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme have on demand and access?

South Africa’s media sector is perhaps the largest, and without a doubt the most sophisticated and dynamic, on the continent. It has certainly come a long way since 1976, when the country aired its first broadcast. With more than 850 print titles, around 250 radio stations, and 16 television providers offering more than 170 channels, the country...

An increasing appetite for domestic content and a rising appreciation by foreign filmmakers of South Africa as a filming location should sustain growth in the country’s entertainment industry, with the sector’s expansion set to outpace that of the broader economy in the years ahead.