National Treasury

National Department Budget for 2016-17

Vote purpose

Support economic growth and development, good governance, social progress and rising living standards through the accountable, economical, efficient, equitable and sustainable management of public finances, maintenance of macroeconomic and financial sector stability, and effective financial regulation of the economy.

Mandate

National Treasury’s legislative mandate is based on chapter 13, section 216(1) of the Constitution, which calls for the establishment of a national treasury to ensure transparency, accountability and sound financial controls in the management of the country’s public finances. This role is further elaborated in the Public Finance Management Act (1999). The department is mandated to:

  • promote national government’s fiscal policy and the coordination of its macroeconomic policy

  • ensure the stability and soundness of the financial system and financial services

  • coordinate intergovernmental financial and fiscal relations

  • manage the budget preparation process

  • enforce transparency and effective management in respect of revenue and expenditure, assets and liabilities, public entities, and constitutional institutions.

Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

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

Administration
Asset and Liability Management
Civil and Military Pensions, Contributions to Funds and Other Benefits
Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund
Economic Policy, Tax, Financial Regulation and Research
Financial Accounting and Supply Chain Management Systems
Financial Intelligence and State Security
International Financial Relations
Public Finance and Budget Management
Revenue Administration
Technical Support and Development Finance

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

Administration
Asset and Liability Management
Civil and Military Pensions, Contributions to Funds and Other Benefits
Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund
Economic Policy, Tax, Financial Regulation and Research
Financial Accounting and Supply Chain Management Systems
Financial Intelligence and State Security
International Financial Relations
Public Finance and Budget Management
Revenue Administration
Technical Support and Development Finance

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
Current payments - Interest and rent on land
Payments for capital assets - Machinery and equipment
Payments for capital assets - Software and other intangible assets
Payments for financial assets - Payments for financial assets
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
Transfers and subsidies - Foreign governments and international organisations
Transfers and subsidies - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Provinces and municipalities
Transfers and subsidies - Public corporations and private enterprises
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