Transport and Public Works

Western Cape Department Budget for 2016-17

Vision

To lead in the delivery of government infrastructure and related services.

Mission

The Department of Transport and Public Works delivers infrastructure and services to promote socioeconomic outcomes and safe, empowered and connected communities.

Main Services and Core functions

The core functions of the Department are to deliver a transport system inclusive of the provincial road network, social and economic infrastructure; and to optimally utilise the provincial property portfolio (excluding human settlements property).

Main services of the Department are the following:

  • Construction and maintenance of education, health and general buildings facilities and provincial road network infrastructure.

  • Administration of motor vehicle licences, vehicle fitness testing and driver testing.

  • Administration of public transport operating licences.

  • Monitoring of subsidised bus services

  • Establishment of subsidised public transport services.

  • Offering of bursaries to study in the engineering and built environment sector.

  • Construction related skills development.

  • Utilisation of the immovable asset portfolio to the benefit of the public.

  • Provision of traffic law enforcement services.

  • Facilitation of road safety education, communication and awareness.

  • Provision of training and development opportunities to traffic policing and other law enforcement officials.

The Budget Cycle
Plan

2016-17 Budget

The Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) is a book published along with the tabling of the budget for the new financial year.

Programme budgets for 2016-17

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.

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.

Administration
Community Based Programmes
Public Works Infrastructure
Transport Infrastructure
Transport Operations
Transport Regulation

Budgeted spending by programme for Economic Classification items

Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.

Current payments - Compensation of employees
Current payments - Goods and services
Payments for capital assets - Buildings and other fixed structures
Payments for capital assets - Land and sub-soil assets
Payments for capital assets - Machinery and equipment
Payments for capital assets - Software and other intangible assets
Payments for financial assets -
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
Transfers and subsidies - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Provinces and municipalities
Transfers and subsidies - Public corporations and private enterprises

2016-17 Adjusted Budget

The Adjusted Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (AEPRE) is a book published along with the tabling of the adjusted budget.

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Planned compared to historical expenditure

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:

Year Phase
2012-13 Audited Outcome
2013-14 Audited Outcome
2014-15 Audited Outcome
2015-16 Adjusted appropriation
2016-17 Main appropriation
2017-18 Medium Term Estimates
2018-19 Medium Term Estimates

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