The Limpopo Legislature seeks to be a representative and consultative body, a vanguard of
people’s aspirations and interests towards a democratic, non-sexist, non-racial, united and
The Legislature is an autonomous institution and an agent for transformation that strives to:
• Defend, strengthen, deepen and maint
• ain democracy;
• Make quality laws and policies for the citizens of the province;
• Have an effective and meaningful participation of the citizens in the law-making processes;
• Articulate the needs and desires of the citizens of the province;
• Be a transparent, consultative and accountable institution;
• Maintain norms set nationally for the eradication of racism and gender imbalances;
• Have a representative and accountable budget; and
• Ensure provision, retention of competent skills and efficient utilization of human resources
• Exercise oversight over the executive arm of government, provide financial and
administrative support to political parties represented in the Legislature and provide effective
management and support to Members of the Legislature.
The core functions of the Legislature are :
• Oversight over the executive arm of government.
• Law making.
• Public Participation and Petition.
• Consider, pass, amend or reject any bill before the Legislature with the exclusion of money
• Ensures that all provincial executive organs of state in the province are accountable. This is
done through oversight.
• Facilitate public involvement in its processes and committees through public participation and
• Provide financial and administrative assistance to each party represented in the Legislature.
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
Compare the adjusted appropriation to the main appropriation to see whether changes were made in the
adjustments budget to the appropriations set out in the budget. The audited outcome shows what was
Note: Direct charges against the National Revenue Fund are excluded.
Compare the amount of budget allocated to each of this deparment’s programmes at each phase in the
process leading up to the Audited Outcome
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year: