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The World

June 04, 1987

The South African government announced a budget for the fiscal year ending next March 31 that calls for spending increases of 30% for the military forces and 43% for the police. The education budget, the largest single allocation, shows an increase of almost 20%, with a 40% boost designated for black education. Finance Ministry officials said the overall budget of $23.45 billion represents a 16.2% increase over expenditures in the current fiscal year, while the estimate of the deficit in the new budget is $3.1 billion.

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