A dynamic people’s assembly for good governance, to deepen and advance sustainable and
transformative development towards effective service delivery.
The Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature (ECPL) strives to deepen democracy, promote development
Legislature subscribes to the following values:
build a better life for all through law-making, effective public participation and vigorous oversight. The
Loyalty: Unswerving allegiance and support to the citizens and government;
Commitment: A pledge / commitment to perpetuate the cause of freedom;
Accountability: Being answerable for one’s actions;
Integrity: Being honourable and following ethical principles;
Excellence: Continuous improvement in performance and standards; and
Redress and Equity: Continuous improvement in performance and standards.
The core mandate of the ECPL is facilitating law making; ensuring public participation in the legislative
processes; and exercising oversight over the Executive and other organs of state. ECPL is also
responsible for furthering cooperative governance between provincial and local legislative institutions.
The oversight function and the opening of the doors of the Legislature to the public continue to be
important areas of the Legislature’s activities. Bills brought before the Legislature by departments are
scrutinized before they are tabled in the House for debate. In this process, the stakeholder’s views are
taken into account – either by inviting them to the Legislature or by holding meetings. These inputs are
also prepared in respect of national legislation through the National Council of Provinces (NCOP). The
Legislature also ensures that departments spend voted funds in the prescribed manner through the
oversight function provided by portfolio committees.
The Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) is a book published along with the tabling of the budget for the new financial year.
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.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.
The Adjusted Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (AEPRE) is a book published along with the tabling of the adjusted budget.
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:
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year:
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