The Limpopo Legislature seeks to be a representative and consultative body, a vanguard of people’s aspirations and interests towards a democratic, non-sexist, non-racial, united and prosperous society.
The Legislature is an autonomous institution and an agent for transformation that strives to:
Defend, strengthen, deepen and maintain democracy;
Make quality laws and policies for the citizens of the province;
Have an effective and meaningful participation of the citizens in the law-making processes;
Articulate the needs and desires of the citizens of the province;
Be a transparent, consultative and accountable institution;
Maintain norms set nationally for the eradication of racism and gender imbalances;
Have a representative and accountable budget; and
Ensure provision, retention of competent skills and efficient utilization of human resources;
The core functions of the Legislature are reflected in Section 104 to 124 of the Constitution. These include considering, passing, amending or rejecting any bill before the Legislature and to initiate or prepare legislation except money Bills. In addition the Legislature strives to ensure that all provincial executive organs of state in the province are accountable. This is achieved through vigorous oversight. The Legislature also provides financial and administrative assistance to each party represented and facilitates public involvement in its processes and committees. This is done through public participation and petitions
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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