Agriculture and Rural Development

Gauteng Department Budget for 2016-17


An economically transformed agricultural sector including agro-processing and sustainable environmental management for healthy, food secure, developed rural and urban communities in Gauteng.


To radically modernize and transform agriculture, environment and rural development by:

• Promoting environmental protection and management;

• Expanding access to agricultural opportunities;

• Expand the agro-processing and marketing support;

• Maximising food security;

• Up-scaling rural development;

• Promoting the One Health System; and

• Supporting sustainable livelihoods and communities

Core functions and responsibilities

The mandate of the department is derived from the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa:

• Ensuring an environment that supports human well-being;

• Conservation of the environment;

• Provision of sufficient food and water;

• Animal disease control, management of abattoirs; and

• Provision of veterinary services in the province.

Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

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Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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Agriculture And Rural Development
Environmental Affairs

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 - Buildings and other fixed structures
Payments for capital assets - Machinery and equipment
Payments for capital assets - Software and other intangible assets
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
Transfers and subsidies - Higher education institutions
Transfers and subsidies - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Public corporations and private enterprises
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