Free State Legislature

Free State Department Budget for 2017-18

Vision

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”.

Mission

To promote good governance and a culture of human rights through oversight, law-making and public participation.

Core functions

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 all.

  • 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 through education.

  • 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 Budget Cycle
Plan

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 Estimates of Provincial Expenditure documents.

Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

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

Administration
Facilities For Members And Political Parties
Parliamentary Services

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

Administration
Facilities For Members And Political Parties
Parliamentary Services

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 - Machinery and equipment
Payments for capital assets - Software and other intangible assets
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
Transfers and subsidies - Higher education institutions
Transfers and subsidies - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Non-profit institutions

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.

Please note
The tables in EPRE chapter (Excel) is not available yet
Implement
Please note
Implementation data coming soon
Review

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.

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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