Financial Management in Education in South Africa
The South African government has been spending, on average, almost 22 per cent of the annual budget on the funding of public education since 1994. Every citizen's fundamental right to education is enshrined in chapter two of the South African Constitution. These two facts are indicative of the priority that is given to providing quality education through a system of public schools in this country. Contents include the following: Latest developments in the field of financial management in public education; policies on the funding of public services; budgeting processes, management of the budget and the keeping of records.