South Africa: Education spending, percent of government spending
(measure: percent; Source: UNESCO)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Africa: Public spending on education, percent of public spending
For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 2001 to 2019. The average value for South Africa during that period was 18.94 percent with a minimum of 17.91 percent in 2008 and a maximum of 20.47 percent in 2001.
The latest value from 2019 is 19.45 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 15
countries is 16.63 percent.
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Definition: General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of total general government expenditure on all sectors (including health, education, social services, etc.). It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.