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Kwa Zulu

Volume 31: debated on Friday 12 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aid has been given to Kwa Zulu in the past three years; and what further aid is proposed.

Since 1979 the British Government, through the Overseas Development Administration, have financed a modest programme of assistance for black South Africans, including those resident in Kwa Zulu. In the latter case, assistance has mainly taken the form of United Kingdom training awards for teachers of English language, mathematics and science. In addition we are funding the two-year appointment of a science education adviser and a short-term advisory visit of an English language training specialist. The approximate cost of this assistance is £30,000 in 1980–81, £58,000 in 1981–82 and an estimated £72,000 in the current financial year.It is anticipated that assistance will continue at about the present level.The British Council, which is partly funded from the aid programme, also provides assistance in Kwa Zulu through advisory visits, overseas courses and sponsored visits to Britain.