Residents of the Western Cape have access to liveable, accessible, safe, multi-opportunity settlements.
The mission of the Department of Human Settlements is:
To provide settlements that offer good basic and socio-economic services;
To offer a range of rental and ownership options that respond to the varied needs and incomes of
To consistently improve settlements through joint citizen and government effort supported by private
The Department is committed to accelerating delivery, while promoting social cohesion through the development of integrated and sustainable human settlements in an open society.
The main services of the Department are to:
Plan and facilitate effective and efficient housing delivery in accordance with national and provincial programmes for the development of integrated and sustainable human settlements;
Promote and facilitate the upgrading of informal settlements;
Facilitate sound relations between lessors and lessees;
Integrate marginalised communities into economically viable, socially equitable and environmentally
sensitive settlements; and
Manage and maintain housing assets strategically and effectively.
The core functions and responsibilities of the Department are:
The planning, promotion and development of integrated and sustainable human settlements;
Administering housing subsidies and providing technical support for the development of sustainable human settlements;
Sensitising the public to the importance of housing as an asset; and
Facilitating fair relationships in rental housing.
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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