The vision of the Free State Legislature is in line with its mandate as derived from the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (Act 108 of 1996). The vision encapsulates the core principles of the Legislature as follows; “An Activist Legislature that Champions Democracy”.
To promote good governance and a culture of human rights through oversight, law-making and public participation.
The Free State Legislature is principally an institution of democracy. The main services to be
rendered by the Legislature are aligned with its strategic objectives:
The legislative process must (i) conform with the provisions of the Constitution of the
Republic of South Africa (Act 108 of 1996), (ii) Standing Rules and Orders of the
Legislature, (iii) enable the Committees of the Free State Legislature to thoroughly
engage with all aspects of draft legislation and (iv) facilitate public involvement through
the relevant processes of the Portfolio Committees
The oversight and accountability functions ensure a quality process of scrutiny and
oversee the government’s actions that are driven by realizing a better quality of life for
To further build a people-centred Legislature that is responsive to the needs of all the
people of the Free State, as well as a culture of human rights and public participation
An effective and efficient institution through improvement of institutional governance
and policies, implementation of modern systems and technologies, as well as the
development of human resource.
The Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) 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 Estimates of Provincial Expenditure 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 Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (AEPRE) 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
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
Note: Direct charges against the National Revenue Fund are excluded.
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
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year: