BUDGET NEGLECTS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Economists yesterday said Trevor Manuel's announcement of a R105billion allocation for social welfare should be balanced with skills development.

Economists yesterday said Trevor Manuel's announcement of a R105billion allocation for social welfare should be balanced with skills development.

The experts said the projected addition of dependants on the welfare system, along with the reduction of the pension eligible age for men , would add thousands of dependants on the already overloaded system. - Xolile Bhengu

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