Residents of the Western Cape have access to liveable, accessible, safe, multi-opportunity settlements.
The Department is committed to accelerating delivery, while promoting social cohesion through the
development of integrated and sustainable human settlements in an open society. It aims to:
Provide settlements that offer good basic and socio-economic services;
Offer a range of rental and ownership options that respond to the varied needs and incomes of
Consistently improve settlements through joint citizen and government effort supported by private sector
The main services of the Department are to:
Provide overall management in the Department in accordance with all applicable acts and policies;
To facilitate and undertake housing delivery and planning;
To provide individual subsidies and housing opportunities, including access to basic services, to
beneficiaries in accordance with the Housing Code; and
To provide strategic, effective and efficient management of housing assets.
The core functions and responsibilities of the Department are:
The planning, promotion and development of integrated and sustainable human settlements;
Administering housing subsidies and providing technical support for the development of sustainable
Sensitising the public to the importance of housing as an asset; and
Facilitating fair relationships in rental housing.
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:
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 actually spent.
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:
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