The vision of the Department of Human Settlements is to provide integrated sustainable human settlements and
improved quality of household life.
The mission of the department is to provide relevant differentiated, good quality housing opportunities to
qualifying beneficiaries in partnership with various stakeholders.
The mandate of the department is derived from the Constitution. Its primary roles are:
To promote and facilitate the provision of adequate housing in the province;
To develop provincial housing policies that will strengthen the ability to provide housing opportunities to
qualifying beneficiaries in order to build sustainable communities.
To develop and implement programmes and projects that give effect to the province’s short, medium and
long term housing plans;
To manage the housing delivery process and transform informal settlements, especially in priority townships,
into sustainable and vibrant communities; and provide services in respect of subsidies and rental housing.
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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