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This document, “Public Expenditure on Education in South Africa, 1987/8 to 1991/2: An Analysis of the Data,” provides a comprehensive review of government spending on education over a crucial five-year period. It meticulously examines the allocation and utilisation of funds within the South African education sector, offering insights into the financial priorities and policy decisions during this time. Through detailed data analysis, the document aims to uncover trends, disparities, and the overall impact of public expenditure on educational outcomes. This analysis is essential for policymakers, researchers, and educators seeking to understand the historical context and financial dynamics that have shaped the South African education system