oa Article 40 - Reallocating expenditure to implement the draft Child Justice Bill

Volume 2 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



The previous issue of Article 40 examined some of the process benefits and cost savings of implementing the draft Child Justice Bill. It was noted that the government currently spends about R675 million per year on dealing with children in conflict with the law and that the implementation of the draft Bill could reduce this to a bout R429 mill ion per year. This implies a saving of about R247 million or 35 % per year (see Figure 1). This is a substantial saving in everyone's language. However, to realise these savings, expenditure must be reallocated both within government departments and between departments. This article examines the extent of some of these reallocations.

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