Provide policy formulation for, as well as coordination, regulation and
oversight of, the public works sector in relation to the accommodation,
housing, land and infrastructure needs of national departments. Enhance
intergovernmental relations by coordinating concurrent public works functions.
Lead and direct the implementation of the national expanded public works
programme. Promote growth, job creation and transformation in the construction
and property industries.
As set out in the Government Immovable Asset Management Act (2007), the
Department of Public Works is mandated to be the custodian and portfolio
manager of government’s immovable assets. Following the creation of the
Property Management Trading Entity in 2015/16, the department’s role now
consists of policy formulation, coordination, regulation and oversight
relating to the provision of accommodation and expert built environment
services to client departments at the national level; and, through the
Property Management Trading Entity, the planning, acquiring, managing and
disposing of immovable assets in the department’s custody. The Department is
further mandated to coordinate and provide strategic leadership in job
creation initiatives through the implementation of the expanded public works
programme. Public works is constitutionally designated as a concurrent
function exercised by the national and provincial spheres of government.
The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) is a book published along with the tabling of the budget for the new financial year.
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 documents.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.
The Adjusted Estimates of National Expenditure (AENE) is a book published along with the tabling of the adjusted budget.
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:
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year:
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