Sport, Arts and Culture

Northern Cape Department Budget for 2017-18


A department committed to creating a prosperous and empowered province united in the advancement of its sport, heritage, arts and culture.


To serve all the people of the Northern Cape by promoting, protecting and developing sport and the diverse cultures of our province and at the same time are the catalysts in the development programmes, economic empowerment and other activities, thereby entrenching national building and social cohesion.

Core functions

To promote, develop and transform arts and culture, museums heritage, language, library, information and archives services in order to contribute to sustainable economic growth and opportunities, nation building, good governance, social cohesion and human capital development.

To improve the quality of life of all the people of the Northern Cape through the development, transformation and promotion of sustainable sport and recreation programmes that will lead to increased participation and global competitiveness in sport.

Main Services

  • To promote respect for cultural diversity and the advancement of artistic disciplines into viable industries.

  • To accelerate the transformation of the country’s heritage landscape by establishing and managing museum and heritage services.

  • To promote multilingualism, redress past linguistic imbalances and develop the previously marginalised languages.

  • To provide library and information services.

  • To render archival and records management services.

  • To establish and support transformed institutional structures and identify, develop and nurture athletes to increase participation and excellence in sport.

  • To provide sustainable mass participation opportunities across the age spectrum to promote physically active lifestyles.

  • To ensure active participation, development and training of all learners and educators and the identification of talent in quality and sustainable sport and recreation programmes.

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.

Cultural Affairs
Library and Archives Services
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
Payments for capital assets - Buildings and other fixed structures
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
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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The transparency of public funding of Basic Education in South Africa
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