Lead provincial department in the coordination, collaboration, and facilitation of cooperative governance in building a
globally competitive and people-driven Gauteng City-Region.
In pursuit of our vision of cooperative governance, COGTA shall:
• Support, facilitate, coordinate, and regulate inter-sphere and cross-departmental integrated planning, budgeting,
• 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.
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
• 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 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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