Economic Development and Tourism

Mpumalanga Department Budget for 2015-16


An Inclusive, Globally Competitive Economy


Drive economic growth that creates decent employment and promote sustainable development through partnerships.

Furthermore, the focus of the Department was to conduct research in order to assist in identifying gaps in the economy and suggest possible intervention. To this end, the outcome of the research including suggestions will be communicated to all municipalities for implementation.

Following the 2014 general elections, the fifth Provincial Administration prioritised five priority sectors with the potential to create the much needed jobs and could thus assist in reducing unemployment, poverty and inequality in the Province. These five priority sectors are: Agriculture, ICT, Tourism, Manufacturing and Mining. These sectors are the basis of the support the Department is providing to small businesses and co-operatives, and this has resulted in the following priorities aimed strengthening the said support:

  • Development of the Provincial Tourism Act

  • Development of the Township Strategy

  • SMME Development Strategy

  • Development of the Informal Sector Strategy

  • Support infrastructure projects aimed at supporting co-operatives in these sectors

  • Conduct research and produce a plan for the green economy

  • Develop the Tourism Act

In terms of role delineation between the Department and its Public Entities, the Executive Council Lekgotla has adopted the Organisational Re-design Report which paves the way for the new organisational structure of the Department and remodeling of the Public Entities, particularly MEGA and MTPA

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.

Business Regulation and Governance
Economic Planning
Integrated Economic Development
Trade and Sector Development

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 - Machinery and equipment
Payments for financial assets -
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts

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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