Economic and Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs

Free State Department Budget for 2017-18


A transformed economy and a prosperous society that is living in harmony with its natural resources through integrated and sustainable economic growth.


Radically create a conducive, enabling environment for the creation of decent jobs, poverty and inequality reduction through sustainably managed environment and economic development programmes in the Free State

Core functions

Integrated and sustainable Economic Development.

  • To stimulate integrated, regulated, informed and sustainable economic development through trade & investment facilitation, sector development and industrialization, by providing services to the stakeholders which we service.

  • Environmental assets conserved, valued, sustainably used, protected and continually enhanced to benefit the present and future generations.

  • To manage the environment in order to lead sustainable development of the environment for a better life for all in the province.

  • Radical efficacy in business processes.

  • To ensure rapid and efficient business processes within the Department:

  • Doing business unusual (fast and efficient).

  • Enabling line function to achieve their mandates.

  • To create a conducive environment for sustainable tourism growth and development in the Province.

  • A tourism industry that is supported by sound policies that seeks to transform the tourism industry through robust product development to effectively promote and market the Province as a tourist destination of choice.

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.

Spending plans by programme and sub-programme

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Classification of spending items

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Programme spending under economic classifications

Budget programmes will differ in composition of spending, from compensation of employees, transfers to other agencies and goods and services, depending on their objective.

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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.

Procurement resources

Procurement plans
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Deviations from procurement process
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Expansions and extensions of contracts
Requests from national departments and public entities to expand and extend existing contracts rather than request new bids from potential suppliers to perform the work.

Department infrastructure projects

Largest infrastructure projects by this department.

Project name Estimated completion date Estimated total project cost
All Reserves and Resort March 31, 2021 R24,740,000
Fences All Reserves and Resorts March 31, 2021 R18,039,000
Staff Housing All Resorts and Reserves March 31, 2021 R15,427,000
Soetdoring N/R March 31, 2019 R8,000,000
Sandveld Nature Reserve-Water Reticulation System March 31, 2020 R6,500,000
Sandveld Nature Reserve-Sewerage System March 31, 2020 R6,500,000
Gariep Nature Reserve March 31, 2020 R5,498,000
Philip Sanders-Chalets March 31, 2020 R4,500,000
Sandveld Nature Reserve March 31, 2019 R2,000,000
Gariep Nature Reserve-Chalets and Caravanpark March 31, 2019 R1,500,000
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Planned compared to historical 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.

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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

Budgeted and actual expenditure comparison

Compare the adjusted appropriation to the main appropriation to see whether changes were made in the adjustments budget to the appropriations set out in the budget. The audited outcome shows what was actually spent.

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Main appropriation
Adjusted appropriation
Final appropriation
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Budgeted and actual expenditure comparison by programme

Compare the amount of budget allocated to each of this deparment’s programmes at each phase in the process leading up to the Audited Outcome

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