Cultural Affairs and Sport

Western Cape Department Budget for 2015-16


A socially inclusive, creative, active and connected Western Cape.


We encourage excellence and inclusiveness in sport and culture through the effective, efficient and sustainable use of our resources, and through creative partnerships with others. In moving to excellence, we will create the conditions for access and mass participation, talent identification and skills development.

Core functions

Cultural Affairs and Sport is a tool that is used to assist with the building of a socially inclusive Western Cape community.

The Chief Directorate Cultural Affairs provide the following main services:

Strategic managerial support and coordination of the EPWP programmes in the Environmental and Culture Sector in DCAS.

Facilitate the development, preservation and promotion of arts and culture in the Western Cape through the creation of effective and vibrant functioning arts and culture structures, activities and environments and provide support and assistance to the Western Cape Cultural Commission (WCCC) to execute its legislative mandate.

Promote, preserve and develop our heritage by providing museum services to affiliated museums and provide professional and other support to the governing bodies of affiliated museums.

Promote, conserve and develop the heritage resources of the Western Cape, to facilitate processes for the standardisation or changes, where necessary, of geographical names in the Western Cape and facilitate matters related to world heritage concerns in the Western Cape, and to assist with heritage resource management by the implementing the relevant legislation.

Promote and develop multilingualism in the Western Cape, actively develop the previously marginalised indigenous languages of the Western Cape, facilitate the implementation and monitoring of the Western Cape Language Policy and to provide professional and support to the Western Cape Language Committee (WCLC) to execute its legislative mandate.

Provide library and information services and promote the culture of reading and lifelong learning in partnership with municipalities.

Provide access to archival heritage and promote proper management and care of public records.

The Chief Directorate: Sport and Recreation promotes Sport, Recreation, educational outcomes, social inclusion and Tourism:

  • To provide specialised services for sport and recreation

  • To provide client and scientific support

  • To promote recreation activities

  • Create access to, and opportunities in sport for all schools and their learners

  • Provide after school activities

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.

Cultural Affairs
Library and Archive Services
Sport and Recreation

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
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
Transfers and subsidies - Non-profit institutions
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.

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The adjusted budget documents are not available yet on
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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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