Social Development

Mpumalanga Department Budget for 2017-18


A caring, humane and developed society


To provide, equitable, integrated and quality sustainable social development services in partnership with all stakeholders to eradicate poverty and protect vulnerable groups in all communities of Mpumalanga.

Core functions

Social Welfare Services

  • Integrated social welfare services to older persons, persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups,

  • Integrated services to people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS,

  • Social Welfare safety net, through provision of emergency material supplies to individuals and families affected by disasters.

Children and Families The programme aims to provide comprehensive child and family care and support services to communities in partnership with stakeholders and civil society organisations. The following services are provided within the programme:

  • Programmes and services to promote functional families and to prevent vulnerability in families

  • Integrated programmes and services that provide for the development, care and protection of the rights of children

  • Comprehensive early childhood development services and Partial care

  • Alternative care and support to vulnerable children through Child and Youth care centres

  • Protection, care and support to vulnerable children in communities through community based care services

Restorative Services

  • Development and implementation of social crime prevention programmes and probation services targeting children, youth and adult offenders and victims within the justice system

  • Integrated programmes and services to support ,care and empower victims of crime

  • Integrated services for anti-substance abuse, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation

  • Development and Research

  • Provision of integrated poverty alleviation services through sustainable development programmes in partnership with community based organisations.

  • Creation of an environment to help young people to develop constructive, affirmative and sustainable relationships while concurrently providing opportunities for them to build their competencies and needed skills to engage as partners in their own development and that of their communities.

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 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.

Children and Families
Development and Research
Restorative Services
Social Welfare Services

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

Children and Families
Development and Research
Restorative Services
Social Welfare 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 - Buildings and other fixed structures
Payments for capital assets - Machinery and equipment
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
Transfers and subsidies - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Non-profit institutions
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.

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

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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