Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs

KwaZulu-Natal Department Budget for 2015-16


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”.

Core functions

The mandate of the department is as follows:

  • To co-ordinate all organs of state to ensure maximum impact.

  • Interventionist approach.

  • 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 functions:

  • 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 Budget Cycle

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 Economic Classification for each programme

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

Development and Planning
Local Governance
Traditional Institutional Management

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
Payments for capital assets - Software and other intangible assets
Transfers and subsidies - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Provinces and municipalities
Transfers and subsidies - Public corporations and private enterprises

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
Please note
Implementation data coming soon

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

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