Agriculture and Rural Development

Gauteng Department Budget for 2015-16


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.

Core functions

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

Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

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

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

Agriculture And Rural Development
Environmental Affairs

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 - Buildings and other fixed structures
Payments for capital assets - Machinery and equipment
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
Transfers and subsidies - Higher education institutions
Transfers and subsidies - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Provinces and municipalities
Transfers and subsidies - Public corporations and private enterprises
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