Parliament - Basic education has been allocated R246.8 billion, the 2018 budget revealed on Wednesday.
Employees compensation accounts for R190.7 billion, goods and services was allocated R24.2 billion, capital spending and transfers was allocated R12.6 billion and current transfers and subsidies R19.2 billion.
Over the medium term, R3.8 billion has been allocated to the school infrastructure backlogs grant.
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, during the delivery of his budget speech in Parliament, said the infrastructure allocation "will replace 82 inappropriate and unsafe schools, and provide water to 325 schools and sanitation to 286 schools".
"The Education infrastructure grant has also allocated R31.7 billion over the medium term to build new schools, upgrade and maintain existing infrastructure, and provide school furniture."