10 000 new police recruits included in the 2024 Budget Speech.

Police officers. Image: X/@SAPS

2024 Budget Speech: 10 000 new police recruits

During the 2024 Budget Speech, it was announced that 10 000 new police recruits would be trained in the upcoming financial year.

10 000 new police recruits included in the 2024 Budget Speech.

Police officers. Image: X/@SAPS

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana presented the 2024 Budget Speech on Wednesday, 21 February, reaffirming the government’s commitment to achieving social and economic justice.

With a focus on tackling inequality and deprivation, the budget aims to bolster the economy and uplift society.
Over the past three decades, the government’s mission has been to redress historical injustices and combat systemic discrimination.

Since 1994, budget allocations have prioritised economic growth to address societal disparities.

2024 Budget Speech: Government bolsters law enforcement efforts

Moreover, the government is unwavering in its resolve to combat crime and corruption. It directs particular attention towards strengthening law enforcement agencies.

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The government has earmarked a substantial allocation of R765 billion for the peace and security cluster. This signifies a robust commitment to public safety.

Looking ahead, the upcoming financial year will witness the training of 10 000 new police recruits, further reinforcing the nation’s law enforcement capabilities.

Godongwana optimistic amid challenges

Minister Godongwana emphasised the progress made over the past 30 years while acknowledging the challenges ahead. Despite the hurdles faced by a young democracy navigating global crises, he expressed optimism about the future.

“As we reflect on our journey thus far and anticipate the road ahead, we remain steadfast in our commitment to building a more equitable and prosperous nation,” stated Godongwana.