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Western Cape Finance MEC concerned about the division of provincial funding

# Western Cape MEC of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, has expressed concerns over the equitable division of revenue allocated to provinces from the national government. The Provincial Equitable Share accounts for approximately 75-percent of the budget while conditional grants amount to approximately 18-percent of the total budget. Wenger says they remain concerned about how the provincial equitable share funding from the national government is calculated. She says the Western Cape is the third-largest province in the country by population, but only gets the fifth-largest budget allocation.