A strategic centre of excellence for effective and efficient governance.
Provide strategic direction and support evidence based decision making through
research, M&E, integrated planning, coordination of Government programmes and
The core functions and responsibilities for the Office of the Premier are, inter alia:
• Support the Premier in executing the Executive functions of the Province to achieve
integrated social development and economic growth;
• Support the Executive decision-making processes of the Premier in Executive Council
to inculcate good governance and effective public service delivery;
• Monitor and evaluate performance of all Provincial Executive functions and strategic
programmes for Provincial growth and development to enable the Premier to be
accountable for the overall executive performance of the Province.
• Coordinate strategic alignment and integration of sectorial and sub-sectorial
strategies, policies and programmes to facilitate social transformation and development
and economic growth.
• Support the Premier to implement Provincial Public Service Transformation, reform
and service delivery improvement to build the capability of the Provincial Government to
fulfil its Constitutional obligations.
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: