National Treasury

National Department Budget for 2017-18

Vote purpose

Support economic growth and development, good governance, social progress and rising living standards through the accountable, economical, efficient, equitable and sustainable management of public finances, maintenance of macroeconomic and financial sector stability, and effective financial regulation of the economy.

Mandate

National Treasury’s legislative mandate is based on section 216(1) of the Constitution, which calls for the establishment of a national treasury to ensure transparency, accountability and sound financial controls in the management of the country’s public finances. This role is further elaborated in the Public Finance Management Act (1999). The department is mandated to:

  • promote national government’s fiscal policy and the coordination of macroeconomic policy

  • ensure the stability and soundness of the financial system and financial services

  • coordinate intergovernmental financial and fiscal relations

  • manage the budget preparation process

  • enforce transparency and effective management of national revenue and expenditure, assets and liabilities, public entities, and constitutional institutions.

Budget Brief: Department of Human Settlements, 2016/17 and 2017/18
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
Budget Brief: Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements 2014/15
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
Budget Brief: Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements 2016/17
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
Monitoring the right of access to adequate housing in South Africa
Data by Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute
Budget Analysis for Advancing Socioeconomic Rights
Data by Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute
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