Higher Education and Training

National Department Budget for 2015-16

Vote purpose

Develop and support a quality higher and vocational education sector. Promote access to higher and vocational education and skills development training opportunities.

Mandate

The Department of Higher Education and Training derives its mandate from the following pieces of legislation:

  • the Higher Education Act (1997), which provides for a unified and nationally planned system of
    higher education

  • the Adult Basic Education and Training Act (2000), which provides for the establishment of public and private adult learning centres and for the governance of public centres

  • the Further Education and Training Colleges Act (2006), which provides for the governance and funding of further education and training colleges

  • the Skills Development Levies Act (1999), which provides for the imposition of skills development levies

  • the Skills Development Act (2008), which enables the creation of the National Skills Agency, the establishment of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations, and the regulation of apprenticeships, learnerships and other matters relating to skills development

  • the National Education Policy Act (1996), which provides for the formulation of national policies in general and further education and training, curriculum assessment, and language policy and quality assurance

  • the Employment of Educators Act (1998), which regulates the conditions of service, discipline, retirement and discharge of educators, and everything relating to educators employed by the state in further education and training institutions and public adult centres.

The Budget Cycle
Plan

2015-16 Budget

The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) is a book published along with the tabling of the budget for the new financial year.

Programme budgets for 2015-16

A department's programmes are the activities that it spends money on during the financial year. Different programmes have different expenditure budgets, depending on their requirements and available finances. More detail on the programmes is available in the department's documents.

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Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.

Administration
Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund
Human Resource Development, Planning and Monitoring Coordination
Skills Development
University Education
Vocational and Continuing Education and Training

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.

Administration
Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund
Human Resource Development, Planning and Monitoring Coordination
Skills Development
University Education
Vocational and Continuing Education and Training

Budgeted spending by programme for Economic Classification items

Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.

Capital - Payments for capital assets
Capital - Transfers and subsidies
Current - Current payments
Current - Transfers and subsidies
Implement

2015-16 Adjusted Budget

The Adjusted Estimates of National Expenditure (AENE) is a book published along with the tabling of the adjusted budget.

Please note
The adjusted budget documents are not available yet on vulekamali.gov.za
Review

Budgeted and Actual Expenditure

Budgeted and actual expenditure/allocations for a department can increase or decrease from year to year. Changes in expenditure for a department can be because of changes in the activities of the department, because of changes in priorities between departments, because of cost efficiencies or because of increases in the price of goods and services due to inflation.

The chart shows the department’s actual expenditure for past years, and budgeted expenditure for the current year and the upcoming three years of the medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF). By adjusting these numbers to take inflation into account, it is possible to determine if a department’s expenditure is really increasing or decreasing in real terms, as compared to the rest of the economy.

Previous financial years indicate actual expenditure while upcoming financial years indicate estimated expenditure:

Year Phase
2011-12 Audited Outcome
2012-13 Audited Outcome
2013-14 Audited Outcome
2014-15 Adjusted appropriation
2015-16 Main appropriation
2016-17 Medium Term Estimates
2017-18 Medium Term Estimates

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