National Treasury

National Department Budget for 2015-16

Vote purpose

Support economic growth and development, good governance, social progress and rising living standards through the accountable, economical, efficient, equitable and sustainable management of public finances, maintenance of macroeconomic and financial sector stability, and effective financial regulation of the economy.

Mandate

National Treasury’s legislative mandate is based on chapter 13, section 216(1) of the Constitution, which calls for the establishment of a national treasury to ensure transparency, accountability and sound financial controls in the management of the country’s public finances. This role is further elaborated in the Public Finance Management Act (1999). The department is mandated to:

  • promote national government’s fiscal policy and the coordination of its macroeconomic policy

  • ensure the stability and soundness of the financial system and financial services

  • coordinate intergovernmental financial and fiscal relations

  • manage the budget preparation process

  • enforce transparency and effective management in respect of revenue and expenditure, assets and liabilities, public entities, and constitutional institutions.

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 Estimates of National Expenditure documents.

Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

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

Administration
Asset and Liability Management
Civil and Military Pensions, Contributions to Funds and Other Benefits
Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund
Economic Policy, Tax, Financial Regulation and Research
Financial Accounting and Supply Chain Management Systems
Financial Intelligence and State Security
International Financial Relations
Public Finance and Budget Management
Revenue Administration
Technical Support and Development Finance

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

Administration
Asset and Liability Management
Civil and Military Pensions, Contributions to Funds and Other Benefits
Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund
Economic Policy, Tax, Financial Regulation and Research
Financial Accounting and Supply Chain Management Systems
Financial Intelligence and State Security
International Financial Relations
Public Finance and Budget Management
Revenue Administration
Technical Support and Development Finance

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
Payments for financial assets - Payments for financial assets

2015-16 Adjusted Budget

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

Budget changes in the Adjusted Budget

These charts show changes to the spending plans originally published in the Estimates of National Expenditure. Details of these changes are published in the Adjusted Estimates of National Expenditure.

Special appropriations are not included in the Adjustments Appropriation. Special appropriations passed before the adjusted budget are included in the dataset.

Total adjustments
-0.9%

Total adjustment to the original budget for this department.

Value of virements
0.0%

Changes to planned spending between categories within this department.

Special Appropriation
7.5%

A Special Appropriation has been tabled. Percentage of the total Main Appropriation.

Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund

Adjustments as percentage of these budgets:

1.2%

Debt-service costs

463.4%

National Revenue Fund payments

1.0%

Provincial Equitable Share

Adjustments by type
Total adjustments by economic classification
Total adjustments by programme
Implement
Please note
Implementation data coming soon
Review

Planned compared to historical 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

Budgeted and Actual Expenditure comparison

Compare the Adjusted Appropriation to the Main Appropriation to see how the spending plans changed during the year. The Audited Outcome then shows what was actually spent.

Note: Direct charges against the National Revenue Fund are excluded

Main Appropriation
Adjusted Appropriation
Final Appropriation
Audited Outcome

Budgeted and Actual Expenditure comparison by Programme

Compare the amount of budget allocated to each of this deparment’s programmes at each phase in the process leading up to the Audited Outcome

Main Appropriation
Adjusted Appropriation
Final Appropriation
Audited Outcome
Revenue Administration
Asset and Liability Management
Economic Policy, Tax, Financial Regulation and Research
Financial Intelligence and State Security
Financial Accounting and Supply Chain Management Systems
Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund
Public Finance and Budget Management
Civil and Military Pensions, Contributions to Funds and Other Benefits
Administration
International Financial Relations
Technical Support and Development Finance
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