Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs

North West Department Budget for 2015-16


A rooted approach for supporting culture, the arts and tradition of our people


Placing Culture, Arts and tradition in the hearts and minds of our communities for their development and enrichment.

Core functions

The core functions of the Department are:

  • To ensure that Recreation activities are accessible to all communities and to promote talent in the province;

  • To provide opportunity to access information and knowledge through Libraries and Museums and to manage and preserve our historical records to all communities;

  • To promote and create conditions for the development of a multicultural society and to ensure that previously-marginalized communities are given opportunities;

  • To promote Mass Participation through Recreation events

  • To ensure the existence of proper infrastructure and programmes for the development of talent and skills in Arts; Culture and Traditional activities;

  • To establish and maintain relevant regional, national and international linkages; and

  • To promote social cohesion, moral regeneration and nation building.

Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

Cultural Affairs
Library and Archive Services
Traditional Affairs

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
Current payments - Interest and rent on land
Payments for capital assets - Buildings and other fixed structures
Payments for capital assets - Machinery and equipment
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
Transfers and subsidies - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Non-profit institutions
Transfers and subsidies - Provinces and municipalities
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