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Government Spending on Education in 2024

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Government Spending on Education in 2024

Government Spending on Education in 2024. During the 2024 Budget Speech, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana unveiled the government’s budget allocation for education in South Africa. The total budget for Learning and Culture is R480.6 billion. Here is a breakdown of the allocations:

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Basic Education: R303 billion

The largest portion of the budget, allocated to support primary and secondary education initiatives.

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS): R53.6 billion

Funding to support students pursuing higher education.

University transfers: R47.7 billion

Allocated to universities to support various educational programs and initiatives.

Skills development levy institutions: R28.6 billion

Funding for institutions involved in skills development and training.

Education administration: R19.4 billion

Budget for administrative purposes within the education sector.

Technical & vocational education and training: R13.6 billion

Funding for technical and vocational education programs.

Conclusion

The government’s budget allocation for education in 2024 demonstrates a commitment to investing in the country’s future through various educational programs and initiatives. This includes support for basic education, higher education, skills development, and administration within the education sector. The increase in budget for teachers’ salaries and the emphasis on critical programs like the school nutrition initiative further highlight the government’s dedication to enhancing the quality of education in South Africa.

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Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open

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Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open

Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open. Thousands of parents have already submitted admission applications for Western Cape schools for the 2025 academic year. However, many learners are still in need of placements.

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has received a record number of applications for Grade 1 and 8 learners for the 2025 academic year. Despite the official application period closing on Friday, 12 April 2024, parents who missed the deadline can still submit a late application.

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Late Applications Information

  • Late Application Period: Open now and will close on 12 May 2024.
  • Late Applications Processing: Late applications will only be processed after on-time applications.
  • Assistance: Parents requiring 2025 placement for their children after the completion of the late application period are encouraged to contact district education offices for assistance.

Other Grades and Application Process

For Grade R admissions and transfer requests for Grades 2-7 and 9-11, the application window will be open from August 1, 2024, to August 16, 2024. The WCED provides a straightforward online application process:

WCED Application Process

Registration (if a new user)

  • Visit the WCED online admissions website.
  • Click on “Parent Register”.
  • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Complete the registration form and verify via SMS.

Applying For Admission

  • Login with your ID number and password.
  • Create a Parent/Guardian Profile.
  • Complete the Learner Application (Grades 1 & 8 Only), providing accurate contact information and learner details.
  • Select Schools, rank them in order of preference, and upload required documents.
  • Submit the application and track the status using the learner’s CEMIS number.

The WCED emphasizes the importance of applying early to avoid last-minute complications. Parents who relocate to the Western Cape after the late application window closes or those who missed the deadline for any reason should contact their district office promptly for assistance. For further information, visit the WCED online admissions website.

Contact Information

  • For Assistance: Parents who relocate to the Western Cape after the late application window closes or those who did not apply earlier for any reason must contact their district office as soon as possible for assistance.

Conclusion

The WCED encourages parents to apply early to avoid any last-minute complications. For more information and to apply, visit the WCED online admissions website. Ensure all required documents are submitted for a smooth application process.

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