Access to person-centred quality care.
We undertake to provide equitable access to quality health services in partnership with the relevant
stakeholders within a balanced and well-managed health system to the people of the Western Cape and
Western Cape Government: Health is primarily responsible for providing health services to the population of the Province, approximately 6.246 million of which 75 per cent is estimated to be uninsured. Tertiary hospitals are considered to be a national resource and therefore obliged to provide for people beyond the
provincial borders, and this is in line with the National Tertiary Services Grant.
The Department will continue to provide a comprehensive, cost-effective package of health services to the
people of the Western Cape. This includes preventive, promotive, curative, and rehabilitative and palliative
District health services including: home and community-based care, clinics, community day/health
centres and district hospitals.
Provincial, central and specialised hospital services, which include hospitals such as Tuberculosis,
Psychiatric and Rehabilitation hospitals.
Emergency medical and planned patient transport services.
Forensic pathology: medico-legal and inspector of anatomy services.
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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