The vision of the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) as reflected in its revised
2014-2019 Strategic Plan is: An economically transformed agricultural sector and sustainable environmental
management for healthy, food secure, developed rural and urban communities in Gauteng.
The mission of the GDARD as reflected in its revised 2014-2019 Strategic Plan is to radically modernize and transform agriculture, environment and rural development by:
Promoting environmental protection and management;
Expanding access to agricultural opportunities;
Maximising food security;
Up-scaling rural development;
Promoting the One Health System; and
Supporting sustainable livelihoods and communities.
The department’s mandate is derived from Sections 24 and 27 and Schedules 4 and 5 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. These deal with ensuring an environment that supports human well-being, conservation of the environment, provision of sufficient food and water, animal disease control, management of abattoirs and provision of veterinary services in the province
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 Estimates of Provincial Expenditure 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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