To be a leading department enabling the Western Cape Government to improve the quality of life of all its
To embed good governance and to enable integrated service delivery in the Western Cape through
partnerships, innovation and people excellence
The main role and function of the Department of the Premier is to provide strategic and operational support to the Premier and the Provincial Cabinet to exercise their provincial executive authority in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, and the Constitution of the Western Cape, 1997.
This entails coordinating the functions of the provincial administration and its departments through the development and implementation of legislation and policy. In support of the role and functions of the provincial Director-General, as reflected in section 7(3)(c) of the Public Service Act, the Department of the Premier will therefore provide the following core functions:
Executive support, providing executive governance support services;
Provincial strategic management, professionally supporting the Premier and Cabinet to effectively
exercise their executive authority in respect of provincial strategic management matters; and
A Corporate Services Centre, rendering transversal corporate services on a shared services basis.
The Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) sets out the detailed spending plans of each government department for the coming year.
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year: