Overview of Developmental Social Welfare Service Budgets 2004/05-2007/08

by STREAK, J, 2005
Presentation to the Work 2005 Conference, 05 September 2005, University of the Witwatersrand

Streak provides an overview of social welfare budgets in South Africa. She starts by reviewing the intergovernmental financing responsibilities for social welfare, and provides the budget classification of social welfare spending at national and provincial level. Streak then reviews the trends in provincial social welfare budgets from 2004/05 to 2007/08, and highlights challenges to scaling up these budgets and creating work opportunities, including the need for provincial capacity building and appropriate institutional structures.