A people's assembly for good governmance to achive excellence
to conduct oversight that will ensure accountability of the provincial government to the people of the Province
to pass laws that will ensure that citizens' rights are upheld
to conduct public outreach and education programmes that will ensure meaningful participation of the public
in government programmes
to foster relations with local and international oversight bodies that will ensure sharing of knowledge\
and best practise
the core mandate of the easterncape provincial legislature(ECPL) is facilitating
law making; ensuring public participation in the legislative processes; and exercising oversight over the
executive and other organs of the state. ECPL is also responsible for the furthering cooperative governance between
provincial and local legislative instituions.
the oversight function and the opening of the doors of the legislature to the public continue to be
important areas of the legislature's activities. bills brought beofre the legislature by departments are
scrutinized beofre they are tabled in the house for debate. in the process, the stakeholders view's are
also prepared in respect of national legislation throught the national council of provinces (NCOP) the
legislature also ensures that departments spend voted funds in the prescribed manner throught the
oversight function provided by portfolio committees
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 budgets, depending on their objectives and available budgets. More detail on the programmes is available in the
department's Estimates of Provincial Expenditure documents.
In addition to exploring the department budget by programmes, the budget is classified according to Economic Classification.
The Economic Classification of a department's expenditure distinguishes between various categories of current expenditure and capital expenditure. The purpose of the economic classification is to categorise transactions according to type of object or input, such as compensation of employees or capital assets.
This visualisation highlights how many categories of expenditure there are for this department at Economic Classification level 4, and which ones are the biggest.
Budget programmes will differ in composition of spending, from compensation of employees, transfers to other agencies and goods and services, depending on their objective.
Select an Economic Classification to filter the data in this chart and see how much programmes spend on that category.
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
Compare the adjusted appropriation to the main appropriation to see whether changes were made in the
adjustments budget to the appropriations set out in the budget. The audited outcome shows what was
Note: Direct charges against the National Revenue Fund are excluded.
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
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year: