Development funding in South Africa 1998-1999

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2000
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.A.Schwabe, V.M.Makinta
KEYWORDS: DEVELOPMENT, FUNDING, GLOBALISATION, INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT, POLITICAL TRANSITION, POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 1556

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Abstract

This book is one of the first to use the Geographic Information System (GIS) to outline government spending on infrastructure development in South Africa. Since financial resources for development are scarce, the little that is available should be shared and distributed as equitably and effective as possible, with particular attention given to the poorest areas in South Africa. This calls for prioritization and reorientation of government spending. Existing development gaps will have to be filled of the government is to address the social and services backlogs of the past and improve the lives of all South Africans.