Provincial Legislature

Eastern Cape Department Budget for 2015-16


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.

Core functions and responsibilities

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 Budget Cycle

2015-16 Budget

The Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) 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 Provincial Expenditure documents.

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

Facilities for Members and Political Parties
Parliamentary Services

Budgeted spending by programme for Economic Classification items

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

Current payments - Compensation of employees
Current payments - Goods and services
Payments for capital assets - Machinery and equipment
Transfers and subsidies - Non-profit institutions

2015-16 Adjusted Budget

The Adjusted Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (AEPRE) is a book published along with the tabling of the adjusted budget.

Please note
Implementation data coming soon

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

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