Education and Sports Development

North West Department Budget for 2017-18


Towards Excellence in Education and Sport Development.


We provide quality basic education for high learner achievement through educator excellence, as well as sport development, nation building and social cohesion.

Core functions

The core responsibility of the department is to provide quality education and training for all learners of school going age from Grade R to Grade 12, assisting them through proper guidance to achieve their full potential so that they can play a meaningful role in building the economy of the North West Province and the country at large.

The main core functions of the department are summarised below:

  • To provide education in public ordinary schools. This is the core function of the department which ensures that all children of school going age from ages of 7 to 17 have access to basic education and attain the highest possible educational outcomes. Learners and educators are provided with basic Learning and Teaching Support Materials (LTSM) in accordance with the curriculum needs;

The function also provides professional support to all educators in schools, and basic physical infrastructure in public ordinary schools, which includes the school building programme, sanitation and effective maintenance of existing structures. Learners are also provided with nutrition through the implementation of the School Nutrition Programme at all no-fee schools;

  • To support independent schools. This programme provides subsidies to learners in Independent schools in accordance with their needs as stipulated in the South African Schools Act;

  • To provide education in public special schools. The aim of this function is to provide public education in special schools in accordance with the South African Schools Act and White Paper 6 on Inclusive Education;

  • To provide early childhood education (ECD) in Grade R. This programme caters for pre-school education, for pre-Grade R and for Grade R in community Early Childhood Development centers. To improve the quality of education provided to all Grade R learners by gradually placing them in primary schools where they can be thoroughly prepared for the physical and academic demands of learning;

  • To provide human resource development for educators and non-educators. The purpose is to ensure well-managed and monitored continuous assessment (CASS) at school level to enhance teaching and learning;

  • Impact on social problems by extending HIV/AIDS awareness; and promoting a safe school environment. To implement life skills and HIV and AIDS programs and structures in schools in order to deal with the impact of HIV and AIDS in the school system;

  • Ensuring that Sport is accessible to all communities and to promote talent in the province.

  • Render Sport services to all citizens of the North West Province;

  • Ensure the existence of proper infrastructure and programmes for the development of talent and skills in Sport activities and

  • Promote social cohesion, moral regeneration and nation building

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.

Early Childhood Development
Examination and Education Related Services
Independent School Subsidies
Infrastructure Development
Public Ordinary School Education
Public Special School Education
Sport and Recreation

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
Current payments - Interest and rent on land
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

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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