Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Eastern Cape Department Budget for 2017-18


An integrated,capable,responsive and accountable local government and traditional institution system focusing on the needs of thhe community.


To promote a developmental local state and traditional institutions that are accountable,focused on citizen’s priorities, capable of delivering high quality services consistently and sustainably through cooperative governance and participatory democracy.

Core functions

  • Facilitate the transformatio nof the developmental local government in line with all relevant developmental leslations

  • Fcailitate transformation i the institutions of traditional leadership and democratic structures of governance;

  • Provide extensive-measurable support to municipalities to improve their administrative,governance and financial capabilities in order to realise their constitutional mandate;

  • Improve the provision of support (technical and administrative) to municipalities in order to fast-track the delivery of basic services and access improvement thereof;

  • Strengthen interventions that are supportive of the human settlement outcomes;

  • Proote and support the implementation of the Community Work Programme (CWP);

  • Promote the deepening of democracy ( Operartion Masiphathisane) at municipal level through Community Development Work (CDW) prigramme;

  • Integrate municipal interventions support through a single window of coordination that enables comunities to experience cohesion,predictability,excellence in service delivery and control over the environment they find themselves in;

  • Facilitate the oprationalized implementation of the Back of Basic (B2B) Service Delivery Model by all municipalities;

  • Provide administrative and infrastructural developmental support to traditional ;eadership instituions in order to meet their legislative and service delivery requirements oftheir communities;and

  • Promote and support the participation of traditional programmes.

The Budget Cycle

2017-18 Budget

The Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) is a book published along with the tabling of the budget for the new financial year.

Programme budgets for 2017-18

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.

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Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

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

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

Development And Planning
House Of Traditional Leaders
Local Governance
Traditional Institutional Management

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 - Machinery and equipment
Payments for capital assets - Software and other intangible assets
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
Transfers and subsidies - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Provinces and municipalities

2017-18 Adjusted Budget

The Adjusted Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (AEPRE) is a book published along with the tabling of the adjusted budget.

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The adjusted budget documents are not available yet on

Budgeted and Actual Expenditure

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:

Year Phase
2013-14 Audited Outcome
2014-15 Audited Outcome
2015-16 Audited Outcome
2016-17 Adjusted appropriation
2017-18 Main appropriation
2018-19 Medium Term Estimates
2019-20 Medium Term Estimates

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