how much foreign aid does the uk give to south africa


The United Kingdom provides development assistance to South Africa through the Department for International Development (DFID). DFID’s programme in South Africa is focused on reducing poverty and inequality, with a particular emphasis on supporting the most vulnerable people.

In 2018/19, the UK’s development assistance to South Africa was £316 million. This made the UK the fifth largest bilateral donor to South Africa.

The UK’s development assistance to South Africa is making a difference. For example, DFID’s support for the South African Social Security Agency has helped over 3 million people access social grants, including over 2 million children. DFID’s support for the Department of Basic Education is helping to improve the quality of education for millions of children.

The UK is also working with South Africa to tackle some of the root causes of poverty and inequality. For example, DFID is supporting the South African government to reform the welfare system and make it more effective at targeting the most vulnerable people. DFID is also supporting the government to improve the quality of education and health services.

The UK’s development assistance to South Africa is making a difference. However, there is still more to do to reduce poverty and inequality in South Africa. The UK is committed to supporting the South African government’s efforts to build a more prosperous and equitable society.

The United Kingdom is one of the largest donors of foreign aid to South Africa. In 2015/16, the UK committed £332 million in aid to the country. This is equivalent to around R5.6 billion. The UK’s aid to South Africa is focused on supporting the country to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This includes supporting education, health, water and sanitation, and economic growth. The UK is also working with South Africa to tackle the root causes of poverty and inequality, and to build a more stable and prosperous future for all South Africans.


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