Facing shrinking incomes, governments must decide how to allocate funds among public services. This policy brief gives an overview of South African government budget decision making. It reviews opportunities and challenges related to funding primary programmes to prevent violence, and suggests that a unique approach is needed to advocate for funds. This is the second in a three-part series on reducing violence in South Africa.
About the authors
Carmen Abdoll works at Cornerstone Economic Research, and before that was a Senior Economist at the National Treasury of South Africa. She has a MPhil in Taxation from the University of Pretoria.
Yusuf Mayet is a Senior Budget Analyst for Social Development in the Public Finance division of the National Treasury of South Africa. He has an Honours degree in Economics.