KZN people moving to Gauteng

2012-11-07 00:00

KZN has lost 180 000 people who went to live in Gauteng, making it drop to second most populous province after Gauteng.

Although the province’s budget would be affected by this drop, Premier Zweli Mkhize explained there were other factors taken into account as well. “Another factor that does not always favour us is the generation of economic activity. The percentage each province contributes to the economy is also taken into account.,” he said.

Poverty levels of the province are also factored in and this is where KZN may get a bit more money.

However, the battle that has not yet been won with the financial and fiscal commission that decides on allocations is the issue of topography.

Mkhize said it costs more to build a house in KZN with its hilly terrain than in the flatter Free State. Similarly, it is more expensive to do water reticulation and electrification.

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