The vision of the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) is: People centred sustainable co-operative governance.
The department’s mission statement is: “The department will co-ordinate and foster co-operation among governance institutions and build capacity to accelerate delivery of high quality services to communities”.
The mandate of the department is as follows:
To co-ordinate all organs of state to ensure maximum impact.
Improved internal and external co-operation and outcomes based IGR structures.
Ensure single window of co-ordination and regulation of national, provincial and local government.
In essence, the mandate of the department at the centre of integrated development has the following
Co-ordination, both vertically and horizontally, and doing away with the silo approach across the province.
The key area of focus is planning. The department is repositioned as a critical ally of the Planning Commission to align planning across the three spheres of government, by strengthening Integrated Development Plans (IDPs).
Ensuring the alignment of priorities of both national and provincial departments implemented in a local space in the municipal IDPs.
Ensure that IDP encapsulates the provincial priorities and budget in a co-ordinated manner.
Enhance the IGR framework support integration (IGR framework to be reviewed and strengthened).
Ensure seamless service delivery in a co-ordinated manner supported by emerging legislated processes.
Put development planning at the centre stage.
Put people at the centre of development.
The department will continue to support and ensure that there is alignment between the national, provincial, as well as local government priorities. Working together with different stakeholders in the province and countrywide, the department is committed to contributing toward realisation and achievement of government’s priorities as spelt out in the MTSF.
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 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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