Basic Education

National Department Budget for 2017-18

Vote purpose

Develop, maintain and support a South African school education system for the 21st century.

Mandate

The Department of Basic Education derives its mandate from the following legislation:

  • the National Education Policy Act (1996), which inscribed into law the policies, the legislative and monitoring responsibilities of the Minister of Basic Education, and the formal relations between national and provincial authorities

  • the South African Schools Act (1996), which promotes access, quality and democratic governance in the schooling system, and makes schooling compulsory for children aged 7 to 15, to ensure that all learners have right of access to quality education without discrimination

  • the Employment of Educators Act (1998), which regulates the professional, moral and ethical responsibilities of educators, as well as the competency requirements for teachers.

Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

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

Administration
Curriculum Policy, Support and Monitoring
Educational Enrichment Services
Planning, Information and Assessment
Teachers, Education Human Resources and Institutional Development

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

Administration
Curriculum Policy, Support and Monitoring
Educational Enrichment Services
Planning, Information and Assessment
Teachers, Education Human Resources and Institutional Development

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
Current payments - Interest and rent on land
Payments for capital assets - Buildings and other fixed structures
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
Budget Brief: Eastern Cape Department of Education 2018/19
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
The transparency of public funding of Basic Education in South Africa
Data by International Budget Partnership
Mud to bricks: A review of school infrastructure spending and delivery
Data by Centre for Child Law
Budgets and Bricks: Progress with school infrastructure following the Rivonia Primary School case
Data by Centre for Child Law
Budget Brief: Eastern Cape Department of Education 2016/17
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
How Does Civil Society Use Budget Information?
Data by International Budget Partnership
How transparent and participatory are the budgets of Metropolitan Municipalities in South Africa?
Data by International Budget Partnership
A Guide to Conducting Social Audits in South Africa
Data by International Budget Partnership
Budget Analysis for Advancing Socioeconomic Rights
Data by Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute
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