Office of the Premier

KwaZulu-Natal Department Budget for 2015-16

Vision

The vision of the Office of the Premier (OTP) is: To be the centre of governance, providing leadership towards achieving KZN Vision 2030

Mission

The mission of the department is to support the Premier in carrying out his constitutional and statutory duties. The department fulfils this mission primarily by:

  • Promoting an integrated service delivery model.

  • Enhancing cooperative governance within the province.

  • Effective stakeholder management and communication.

  • Enhancing performance management and accountability through monitoring and evaluation.

Core functions

In order to ensure alignment with national and provincial priorities and address the weaknesses identified in service delivery, the roles of the OTP have been defined as follows:

  • To support the Premier as the head of the provincial government and the Executive Council and its sub-structures, and ensure constitutional and legal compliance.

  • To co-ordinate provincial policy and planning processes.

  • To provide provincial leadership and inter-departmental co-ordination.

  • To promote co-operative and good governance.

  • To provide transversal support services for human resource management, information technology,communications, legal and macro policy advisory services.

  • To promote a culture of human rights consciousness and gender sensitivity across the province.

  • To facilitate the smooth functioning of the Royal Household Trust (hereafter referred to as the RHT).

  • To enable His Majesty, the King to participate in various government initiatives as an ambassador to KZN.

The Budget Cycle
Plan

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 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 - Heritage assets
Payments for capital assets - Machinery and equipment
Payments for capital assets - Software and other intangible assets
Payments for financial assets -
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
Transfers and subsidies - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Provinces and municipalities

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
Implement
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Implementation data coming soon
Review

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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