Public Works and Roads

North West Department Budget for 2017-18


Delivery and maintenance of quality infrastructure for sustainable growth and development.


To provide quality provincial infrastructure and ensure better service delivery.

Core functions

Implementation of maintenance activities, routine, scheduled conditions assessment of all buildings and other fixed structures;

  • To manage the property portfolio of the province including the establishment and management of the provincial strategic and infrastructure plan;

  • To manage the operations of buildings including facilities management, cleaning, greening, beautification, interior decoration and designs as well as day to day preventative maintenance of electronic, electrical and mechanical equipment for all services related to managing a building;

  • To promote accessibility support and the safe, affordable movement of people, goods and services through the delivery and maintenance of transport infrastructure that is sustainable, integrated and environmentally sensitive, and which supports and facilitates social empowerment and economic growth;

Department of Public Works and RoadsVote 11To be appropriated by Vote in 2017/18R 2 895 063 000Direct ChargeNot ApplicableResponsible MECMEC for Public Works and RoadsAdministrating DepartmentDepartment of Public Works and RoadsAccounting OfficerDeputy Director General for Public Works and Roads

To develop new, re-construct, upgrade and rehabilitate and maintain road and transport infrastructure;

  • To plan, regulate and facilitate the provision of integrated land transport services through co-ordination and co-operation with national planning authorities and the private sector in order to enhance the mobility of all communities particularly those currently without or with limited access;

  • To manage the implementation of programmes and strategies that lead to the development and empowerment of communities and contractors. This includes the provincial management and co-ordination of the Expanded Public Works Programme

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 Economic Classification for each programme

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

Community Based Programme
Public Works Infrastructure
Transport Infrastructure

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 - Households
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

Budget Brief: Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements 2016/17
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
Budget Brief: Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements 2014/15
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
A People's Guide to the Adjusted Budget 2018/19
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
Budget Brief: Department of Human Settlements, 2016/17 and 2017/18
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
Monitoring the right of access to adequate housing in South Africa
Data by Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute
How Does Civil Society Use Budget Information?
Data by International Budget Partnership
How transparent and participatory are the budgets of Metropolitan Municipalities in South Africa?
Data by International Budget Partnership
A Guide to Conducting Social Audits in South Africa
Data by International Budget Partnership
Budget Analysis for Advancing Socioeconomic Rights
Data by Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute
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