South Africa: Public spending on education, percent of GDP
For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 1987 to 2018. The average value for South Africa during that period was 5.52 percent with a minimum of 4.85 percent in 1989 and a maximum of 6.37 percent in 2012.
The latest value from 2018 is 6.16 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 57
countries is 4.17 percent.
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Definition: General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of GDP. It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.