Higher Education and Training

National Department Budget for 2016-17

Vote purpose

Develop and support a quality higher and vocational education sector. Promote access to higher and vocational education and skills development training opportunities.

Mandate

The Department of Higher Education and Training derives its mandate from the following pieces of legislation:

  • the Higher Education Act (1997), which provides for a unified and national system of higher education

  • the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act (1999), which provides for the granting of loans and bursaries to eligible students attending public higher education and training institutions, and the subsequent administration of such loans and bursaries

  • the Continuing Education and Training Colleges Act (2006), which provides for the regulation of continuing education and training, the establishment of governance structures and the funding of public technical and vocational education and training colleges and community education and training colleges, the registration of private colleges, and the promotion of quality in continuing education and training

  • the Skills Development Levies Act (1999), which provides for the imposition of skills development levies

  • the Skills Development Act (2008), which enables the creation of the National Skills Agency, the establishment of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations, and the regulation of apprenticeships, learnerships and other matters relating to skills development

  • the National Qualifications Framework Act (2008), which provides for the national qualifications framework, the South African Qualifications Authority and the quality councils, for the issuing and quality assurance of qualifications required on the sub-frameworks of the national qualifications framework.

The Budget Cycle
Plan

2016-17 Budget

The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) is a book published along with the tabling of the budget for the new financial year.

Programme budgets for 2016-17

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 National Expenditure documents.

Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.

Administration
Community Education and Training
Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund
Planning, Policy and Strategy
Skills Development
Technical and Vocational Education and Training
University Education

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.

Administration
Community Education and Training
Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund
Planning, Policy and Strategy
Skills Development
Technical and Vocational Education and Training
University Education

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 - Foreign governments and international organisations
Transfers and subsidies - Higher education institutions
Transfers and subsidies - Non-profit institutions

2016-17 Adjusted Budget

The Adjusted Estimates of National Expenditure (AENE) is a book published along with the tabling of the adjusted budget.

Budget changes in the Adjusted Budget

Total adjustments
0.0%

Total adjustment to the original budget for this department.

Value of virements
0.6%

Changes to planned spending between categories within this department.

Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund

Adjustments as percentage of these budgets:

-12.3%

National Skills Fund

-12.3%

Sector education and training authorities

Adjustments by type

No adjustments were made to the total budget of this department

Total adjustments by economic classification
Total adjustments by programme
Implement
Please note
Implementation data coming soon
Review

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
2012-13 Audited Outcome
2013-14 Audited Outcome
2014-15 Audited Outcome
2015-16 Adjusted appropriation
2016-17 Main appropriation
2017-18 Medium Term Estimates
2018-19 Medium Term Estimates

Budgeted and Actual Expenditure comparison

Compare the Adjusted Appropriation to the Main Appropriation to see how the spending plans changed during the year. The Audited Outcome then shows what was actually spent.

Note: Direct charges against the National Revenue Fund are excluded

Main Appropriation
Adjusted Appropriation
Final Appropriation
Audited Outcome

Budgeted and Actual Expenditure comparison by Programme

Compare the amount of budget allocated to each of this deparment’s programmes at each phase in the process leading up to the Audited Outcome

Main Appropriation
Adjusted Appropriation
Final Appropriation
Audited Outcome
Planning, Policy and Strategy
Human Resource Development, Planning and Monitoring Coordination
University Education
Skills Development
Technical and Vocational Education and Training
Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund
Administration
Community Education and Training
Vocational and Continuing Education and Training
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