The Inkatha Freedom Party welcomes the
Budget with particular emphasis on the main spending changes
over the next three years.
The IFP spokesperson on Finance, Mr ET
Vezi MP, said:
“The R22.3 billion to increase social
security is most welcome. We are however mindful of the fact
that there are interventions that cannot be sustained, as the
Minister has often said.
"The R5 billion to improve levels of
remuneration and to increase police numbers is most welcome as
it could lead to further reduction of crime.
"The 6.9 billion for teachers and
social workers to improve remuneration levels and to retain
scarce skills is most welcome.
"The IFP is especially concerned that
there is no concrete solution put forward to address the
employment crisis. There are also no concrete suggestions to
address the HIV/ Aids crisis. The IFP implores both relevant
Ministers to come up with immediate solutions to this national
In conclusion, the IFP sees the Budget as
a highly commendable and realistic plan of financial action –
but given the experiences of previous budgets, has some doubt as
to Government’s ability to meet its implementation
Contact: Mr ET Vezi MP
082 667 6035