Excellence in public resource management for socio-economic development
Empowering provincial and local government for sustainable service delivery through good
governance and sound public resource management
The main tasks of the Provincial Treasury are to:
• Prepare the Provincial Budget;
• Exercise control over the implementation of the Provincial Budget;
• Promote and enforce transparency and effective management in respect of revenue,
expenditure, assets and liabilities of Provincial Government Institutions and Public Entities;
• Develop and implement Fiscal Policies in the Province that are consistent with National
Macroeconomic and Fiscal objectives;
• Enforce implementation of National and Provincial Treasury norms and standards in the
Province, including prescribed procurement systems, standards and Generally Recognized
Accounting Practice, uniformly classified systems, provisioning, banking, cash management
and investment frame-work policies;
• Implement Treasury norms and standards provided for in the PFMA and MFMA;
• Comply with annual DORA, monitor and assess the implementation of that Act in
Departments and Public entities
• Assist Provincial Government Institutions and Public Entities to build capacity for efficient,
effective and transparent financial management and internal control; and
• Inspect any system of financial management and internal control applied by Provincial
• Intervene by taking appropriate steps to address serious and persistent material breach of
the PFMA by a provincial department or public entity, including withholding of funds
• Monitor compliance with the MFMA by municipalities and municipal entities in the province
• Monitor the preparation of municipal budgets by municipalities in the province
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 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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