Drive investment, productivity and transformation in the department’s
portfolio of state-owned companies to unlock growth, drive industrialisation,
create jobs and develop skills.
The Department of Public Enterprises is the shareholder representative for
government at the state-owned companies in its portfolio. The department’s
mandate is to fulfil oversight responsibilities at these state-owned companies
to ensure that they contribute to the realisation of government’s strategic
objectives, as articulated in the National Development Plan (NDP), the medium-
term strategic framework (MTSF), the new growth path and the industrial policy
action plan. State-owned companies are crucial to driving the state’s
strategic objectives of creating jobs, and enhancing equity and
transformation. The department does not directly execute programmes but seeks
to use state ownership in the economy to support the achievement these
The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) sets out the detailed spending plans of each government department for the coming year.
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year: