Zille offers ‘budget of opportunity’

Cape Town - Premier Helen Zille delivered the Department of the Premier budget speech on Monday morning and welcomed an increase of 13.8 percent to just over R1 billion, compared to last year.

The speech outlines the budget priorities and allocations in the Department of the Premier for the coming financial year (2014/15).

Democratic Alliance leader and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

Zille, speaking in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, said the increase would support a number of services and “enhance” five programmes, namely:

Zille said it should be seen as a “budget of opportunity”.