Office of the Chief Justice and Judicial Administration

National Department Budget for 2016-17

Vote purpose

Strengthen judicial governance and independence by rendering effective support to the Chief Justice in executing administrative and judicial powers and duties as both head of the judiciary and the Constitutional Court.

Mandate

The mandate of the Office of the Chief Justice is to render support to the chief justice as the head of the judiciary, as provided for in section 165 (6) of the Constitution, read together with the Superior Courts Act (2013). The Office of the Chief Justice is also required to: provide and coordinate legal and administrative support to the chief justice; provide communication and relationship management services and intergovernmental and internal coordination; develop courts administration policy, and norms and standards; support the development of judicial policy, and norms and standards; support the judicial function of the Constitutional Court; and support the Judicial Service Commission and South African Judicial Education Institute in the execution of their mandates.

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
Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund
Judicial Education and Research
Judicial Support and Court Administration

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

Administration
Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund
Judicial Education and Research
Judicial Support and Court Administration

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 - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Provinces and municipalities

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
1.0%

Total adjustment to the original budget for this department.

Value of virements
12.2%

Changes to planned spending between categories within this department.

Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund

Adjustments as percentage of these budgets:

3.3%

Judges' salaries

Adjustments by type
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
Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund
Judicial Support and Court Administration
Judicial Education and Research
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