In South Africa’s post-coronavirus budget, more than half of tax revenue goes to public servant salaries

Claim

Out of every R1 paid in taxes, 58 cents goes towards paying the salaries of public servants
Source: Leon Schreiber, Democratic Alliance shadow minister for public service and administration (June 2020)

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Verdict

51.4% of total tax revenue goes to public servant salaries, or 51.4 cents out of every R1 in tax.

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