R30.45bn

Finweek English Edition - - IN BRIEF - City Press

The amount spent on con­sul­tants by gov­ern­ment in the 2014 fi­nan­cial year, de­spite di­rec­tives from Trea­sury to cut such spend­ing. The money was spent on ev­ery­thing from designing to or­gan­is­ing par­ties, re­ported. The amount is equal to a fifth of last year’s health bud­get and enough to cover the en­tire Gaut­eng Free­way Im­prove­ment Project, which was not be­ing paid for by mo­torists via e-tolls, it said.

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