Leading the Free State Province towards service excellence
To provide strategic direction and to coordinate integrated service delivery within
Government in the Free State.
The core functions and responsibilities of the Department of the Premier relate to both the
Department itself as well as to the broader Free State Provincial Government (FSPG), and
are as follows:
To ensure integrated governance and policy coordination;
To facilitate and coordinate integrated planning, research, monitoring and evaluation;
To provide effective and efficient administrative and support services to the Premier
Executive Council and the Director General;
To ensure sound financial management in the Department of the Premier;
To provide strategic direction and render advice on human resource, organisational
development and enhancement, and legal service matters;
To provide strategic direction with regard to the effective utilisation of information
technology and information communication technology;
To provide strategic communication direction and ensure that the image of the FSPG and
the Department of the Premier is held in good standing;
To provide strategic direction, facilitate and coordinate special programmes; and
To render efficient and effective community liaison and participatory democracy services.
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 expenditure budgets, depending on their requirements and available finances. More detail on the programmes is available in the department's Estimates of Provincial Expenditure documents.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.
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 expenditure:
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year:
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