In September 2021, the National Treasury called for written submissions from civil society as part of its pre-budget consultations. The call asked two questions:
- What improvements can be made to the Budget to deal with the challenge of longterm fiscal sustainability?
- In light of limited resources, how should South Africa finance key priorities?
The SANCRC lodged its written submission on a strategic and coherent fiscal policy that will continue to grow human capital for sustainable, inclusive development on 17 September 2021 and was asked, as one of 8 organisations, to participate in a day of dialogue and make an oral submission on 21 September 2021. The opportunity was gladly accepted and used to emphasise the need for structural reform of the budgeting process to become an integral and supportive building block of the child rights governance system.
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