To provide strategic leadership in financial and fiscal matters to ensure sustainable and inclusive social and economic
development of the people of Gauteng so that all may enjoy value-for-money services of the highest quality.
We are an activist Treasury that enables and promotes quality service delivery for the citizens of Gauteng through:
•• Sustainable financing and funding that ensures developmentally focused allocation of resources and innovative revenue
•• Efficient cash management that ensures sustainable liquidity levels in the province;
•• Effective financial management and reporting that ensures responsible stewardship and transparent resource utilization
and expenditure; and
•• A well-structured governance framework that ensures accountability, transparency and fiscal discipline in line with
The functions or powers of the Gauteng Provincial Treasury (GPT) are described in both the Public Finance Management Act
(PFMA), 1999 and the Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act No 56 of 2003). These can be summarized as follows:
•• To manage the budget allocation for the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG);
•• To ensure the instilling of fiscal discipline and corporate governance in the Province;
•• To ensure proper cash management;
•• To ensure the effective and efficient utilization of resources (that is, value for money and compliance with all relevant
•• To develop, implement and monitor compliance with corporate governance norms and standards relating to provincial
and local governments; and
•• To ensure adequate financial accountability.
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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