Education

Western Cape Department Budget for 2017-18

Vision

Creating opportunity for all through improved education outcomes.

This is given expression through the three over-arching goals:

  • An improvement in the level of language and mathematics in all schools

  • An increase in the number and quality of passes in the National Senior Certificate

  • An increase in the quality of education provision in poorer communities

Mission

To provide quality education to all learners in the province through the following:

  • Overall planning for, and management of, the education system;

  • Education in public ordinary schools;

  • Support to independent schools;

  • Education in public special schools;

  • Early Childhood Development (ECD) in Grade R;

  • Training opportunities for teachers;

  • A targeted feeding programme and other poverty alleviation and safety measures; and

  • Support to teachers through provision of basic conditions of service, incentives and an employee wellness programme.

Main Services and Core functions

*Curriculum and Assessment support.

*Administrative and financial support systems.

*Institutional development and support systems, structures and programmes

The Budget Cycle
Plan

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.

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

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

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

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 financial assets -
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.

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

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 Education 2016/17
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
Budget Brief: Eastern Cape Department of Education 2018/19
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
Mud to bricks: A review of school infrastructure spending and delivery
Data by Centre for Child Law
Budgets and Bricks: Progress with school infrastructure following the Rivonia Primary School case
Data by Centre for Child Law
A People's Guide to the Adjusted Budget 2018/19
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
The transparency of public funding of Basic Education in South Africa
Data by International Budget Partnership
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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