Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Gauteng Department Budget for 2016-17

Vision

Lead provincial department in the coordination, collaboration, and facilitation of cooperative governance in building a globally competitive and people-driven Gauteng City-Region.

Mission

In pursuit of our vision of cooperative governance, COGTA shall:

• Support, facilitate, coordinate, and regulate inter-sphere and cross-departmental integrated planning, budgeting, implementation; and

• Monitor, evaluate and report on local government performance in order to achieve an accountable, stable, efficient, effective and resilient, activist and ethical local government and empowered communities.

Core functions and responsibilities

The mandate of the department highlights cooperative governance, and is essential for integrated development. The department provides support to and monitors municipalities and tribal authorities by:

• Monitoring the municipalities and traditional authorities’ development and performance;

• Supporting local authorities where there are capacity constraints;

• Promoting capacity development in a systematic manner, to ensure that municipalities are able to manage their own affairs;

• Advising, commenting on and approving Integrated Development Plans (IDP’s);

• Providing key support services to municipalities in implementing the Municipal Finance Management Act (No. 56 of 2003) (MFMA) and supporting Community Development Workers (CDW’s);

• Intervening where local authorities fail to perform their designated functions and mandates; and

• Strengthening the functioning of Municipal Public Accounts Committees.

The Budget Cycle
Plan

2016-17 Budget

The Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) 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 documents.

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Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

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

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

Administration
Development Planning
Local Governance
Traditional Institutional Management

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
Transfers and subsidies - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Provinces and municipalities
Implement

2016-17 Adjusted Budget

The Adjusted Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (AEPRE) is a book published along with the tabling of the adjusted budget.

Please note
The adjusted budget documents are not available yet on vulekamali.gov.za
Review

Budgeted and Actual 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

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