An institution fulfilling its constitutional mandate for the people of the Northern Cape.
To serve people of the Northern Cape by building a developmental institution for effective law
making, public participation, accountability and oversight over the executive and municipalities.
The Northern Cape Provincial Legislature (NCPL) can be recognised as an arena in which citizens’ needs meet government action and where citizens needs mainly begin to receive increasing attention. Today, the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature is recognised as a critical institution for democratic development in the Northern Cape.
An effective Legislature is strongly correlated with the existence of a viable democracy and an open society. The Northern Cape Provincial Legislature on account of its Members and legislative functions can empower ordinary citizens to participate in the development of policies that shape their lives. Due to its oversight role the NCPL is fundamental in establishing the rule of law, protecting human rights, overseeing transparent governance processes, and ensuring compliance with national and provincial legislation in the Northern Cape.
These functions, though universally recognised are not always naturally or effectively implemented without sufficient human and financial resources. With its budget the NCPL is able to develop programmes geared at its own development. These programmes are aimed at strengthening representatives, transparency, accountability and effective government.
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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