Social Development

Northern Cape Department Budget for 2017-18


A caring and self-reliant society.


To transform our society by building conscious and capable citizens through the provision of integrated social development services.

Core functions

Department of Social Development (DSD) has the responsibility of leading in partnership with stakeholder’s outcome 13, by building an inclusive and responsive social protection system. As prescribed in the long-term vision of the National Development Plan (NDP) 2030, the social protection system has the ability to assist families to achieve the basic standard of living and making sure that no one slips below the minimum standard of living. In this regard, the department has identified in accordance with the NDP 2030 a targeted number of 13 334 zero income households to be migrated out of poverty over the next five years. The services provided by the department are statutory services, counseling services, therapeutic services, treatment services, after care services and institutionalized services such as support groups with children and parents.

The implementation and outcome of the service delivery goals are guided by the mandate of the department namely:

  • To build an inclusive and responsive social protection system.

  • To reform social welfare services as outlined in the Medium Term Strategic Framework 2014-2019,

  • To provide access to quality Early Childhood Development (ECD) services and strengthen community development interventions as the three sub-outcomes to be achieved through expanding service provision to the vulnerable groups, whilst creating support networks through service provision to respond to the needs of each vulnerable group e.g. people with disabilities, older persons, zero income families or children living and working on the street.

The nature of the services rendered by the Department of Social Development in complementing partnership with stakeholders to various vulnerable groups, requires a service delivery methodology that advocate for teamwork amongst the range of social service professionals within a community to create therapeutic support networks at family level, social protection support networks at soup kitchen, Drop-in- Centre at community level and developmental support networks at Youth Service Centre level for the youth.

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 - 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
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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