Human Settlements

Western Cape Department Budget for 2017-18

Vision

Residents of the Western Cape have access to liveable, accessible, safe, resilient, multi-opportunity settlements.

Mission

The Department is committed to accelerating delivery, while promoting social cohesion through the development of integrated and sustainable human settlements in an open opportunity society. It aims to:

  • Provide settlements that offer good basic and socio-economic services;

  • Offer a range of rental and ownership options that respond to the varied needs and incomes of households; and

  • Consistently improve settlements through joint citizen and government effort supported by private sector contributions.

Main Services and Core functions

The main services of the Department are to:

  • Provide overall management in the Department in accordance with all applicable acts and policies;

  • To facilitate and undertake housing delivery and planning;

  • To provide individual subsidies and housing opportunities, including access to basic services, to beneficiaries in accordance with the Housing Code; and

  • To provide strategic, effective and efficient management of housing assets.

The core functions and responsibilities of the Department are:

  • The planning, promotion and development of integrated and sustainable human settlements;

  • Administering housing subsidies and providing technical support for the development of sustainable human settlements;

  • Sensitising the public to the importance of housing as an asset; and

  • Facilitating fair relationships in rental housing.

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
Housing Asset Management Property Management
Housing Development
Housing Needs, Research and Planning

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

Administration
Housing Asset Management Property Management
Housing Development
Housing Needs, Research and Planning

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 - Machinery and equipment
Payments for financial 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
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

Budgeted and Actual Expenditure comparison

Compare the Adjusted Appropriation to the Main Appropriation to see how the spending plans changed during the year. The Audited Outcome then shows what was actually spent.

Note: Direct charges against the National Revenue Fund are excluded

Main Appropriation
Adjusted Appropriation
Final Appropriation
Audited Outcome

Budgeted and Actual Expenditure comparison by Programme

Compare the amount of budget allocated to each of this deparment’s programmes at each phase in the process leading up to the Audited Outcome

Main Appropriation
Adjusted Appropriation
Final Appropriation
Audited Outcome
Human Settlements Policy, Strategy and Planning
Human Settlements Delivery Support
Housing Development Finance
Administration
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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