“A Healthy Developed Society”
The Mpumalanga Department of Health is committed to improve the quality of health and
well-being of all people of Mpumalanga by providing needs based, people cantered,
equitable health care delivery system through an integrated network of health care
services provided by a cadre of dedicated and well skilled health workers.
The Department of Health is mandated to provide quality health services to the people of
Mpumalanga and promote healthy lifestyle. The Vote currently has eight main divisions
which consist of Administration, District Health Services, Emergency Medical Services,
Provincial Hospital Services, Central Hospitals, Health sciences and training, Health Care
Support and Health Facilities Management.
District Health Services is in the forefront of rendering comprehensive primary health care
services to the community using the district health system model, where ideally the
patient will start from the clinic to CHC to District hospital.
The department provides primary health care services are provided at various levels
which include community-based level whereby Community Based Health Services are
rendered in partnership with Non Profit Organisations (NPOs). Mobile services are
rendered to remote areas with a view of improving access to health care services.
Emergency Medical Services provides Pre-hospital medical services, Inter-hospital
transfers, Rescue and Planned Patient Transport to all inhabitants of Mpumalanga
Province within the national norms of 15 minutes in urban areas and 40 minutes in rural
Provincial Hospital Services renders secondary health services in regional hospitals and
provides TB in specialized hospital services.
Central Hospitals render secondary and tertiary health care services and provides a
platform for training of health care workers including research.
Health Care Support Service ensures the availability of pharmaceuticals and other
ancillaries, rendering credible forensic health care which contributes meaningfully to the
criminal justice system, the availability, use and upkeep of the appropriate health
technologies and the provision of laundry services.
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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