Human Settlements

Free State Department Budget for 2015-16

Vision

Integrated and Sustainable Human Settlements

Mission

The Department of Human Settlements will contribute to the building of cohesive, sustainable and Integrated Human Settlements in the Free State.

Core functions

  • To manage and administer housing subsidies;

  • To facilitate the eradication of the informal settlements and reduce buffer zones;

  • To manage the technical aspects of all housing programmes regarding the quality, quantity, norms and specifications

  • To promote, manage and regulate the Social Housing, Medium

  • Density and Hostel Redevelopment Programme in the Province.

  • To promote, manage and regulate the rental housing market.

  • To manage, implement and monitor the Housing Capacity Building

  • Programme and establish sustainable partnerships.

  • To manage, implement and regulate legal advisory services to the Member of the Executive Council (MEC), Head of Department and the Department in general on housing related civil legal suits.

  • To manage and administer housing contracts fairly, equitably and transparently while promoting housing delivery.

  • To manage and monitor the inclusion of the EPWP principles in selected housing contracts.

  • To formulate housing policies and the monitoring of the impact of their implementation.

  • To manage and administer the housing assets (rental stock) of the Department.

  • To ensure safe, salubrious, economic and environmentally friendly development.

  • To submit all applications for land development and land use changes to the Townships Board for consideration and in turn submit the recommendations of the Townships Board to the MEC.

To ensure the upgrading of land tenure rights in the Free State, conduct investigations and lodge deeds of transfer in terms of the Conversion of Certain Rights into Leasehold or Ownership Act, 1988 (Act 81/1988).

  • To facilitate the opening of township registers as well as assisting municipalities and to access available state land for developmental purposes
The Budget Cycle
Plan

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 sub-programme for each programme

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

Administration
Housing Assets Management Property Man
Housing Development
Housing Needs, Research & Planning

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

Administration
Housing Assets Management Property Man
Housing Development
Housing Needs, Research & Planning

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 - Higher education institutions
Transfers and subsidies - Households

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
The tables in EPRE chapter (Excel) is not available yet
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
Human Settlements Policy, Strategy and Planning
Human Settlements Delivery Support
Housing Development Finance
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