Arts and Culture

National Department Budget for 2017-18

Vote purpose

Contribute to sustainable economic development and enhance job creation by preserving, protecting and developing South African arts, culture and heritage to sustain a socially cohesive and democratic nation.

Mandate

The Department of Arts and Culture derives its mandate from the following legislation:

  • the Heraldry Act (1962)

  • the Culture Promotion Act (1983)

  • the National Archives and Record Service of South Africa Act (1996)

  • the Legal Deposit Act (1997)

  • the South African Geographical Names Council Act (1998)

  • the Cultural Institutions Act (1998)

  • the National Council for Library and Information Act (2001)

  • the National Heritage Resources Act (1999)

  • the Use of Official Languages Act (2012).

Broadly, this legislation mandates the department to:

  • preserve, develop, protect and promote the cultural, heritage and linguistic diversity and legacy of South Africa

  • lead nation building and social cohesion through societal transformation

  • enhance archives and records management structures and systems and promote access to information

  • provide leadership to the art and culture sector so as to accelerate its transformation.

Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.

Administration
Arts and Culture Promotion and Development
Heritage Promotion and Preservation
Institutional Governance

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

Administration
Arts and Culture Promotion and Development
Heritage Promotion and Preservation
Institutional Governance

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 - Heritage assets
Payments for capital assets - Machinery and equipment
Payments for capital assets - Software and other intangible assets
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
Transfers and subsidies - Foreign governments and international organisations
Transfers and subsidies - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Non-profit institutions
Transfers and subsidies - Provinces and municipalities
Transfers and subsidies - Public corporations and private enterprises
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