Local Government

Western Cape Department Budget for 2017-18

Vision

An efficient and dynamic team that enables well governed municipalities to deliver services to communities in a responsive, sustainable and integrated manner.

Mission

To monitor, coordinate and support municipalities to be effective in fulfilling their developmental mandate, and facilitate service delivery and disaster resilience through engagement with government spheres and social partners.

Main services and core functions

  • To support municipalities with the development of legislation and legislative compliance;

  • To intervene where there is non-fulfilment of legislative, executive and or financial obligation;

  • To support and strengthen the capacity of municipalities;

  • To monitor and support local government;

  • To regulate the performance of municipalities in terms of their functions listed in

  • Schedules 4 and 5 of the Constitution;

  • To increase the number of people with access to government services & opportunities;

  • To promote developmental local government; and

  • To coordinate effective disaster management in the Province.

Main services

  • Guide, advise on the development and support local government legislation.

  • Formulate appropriate provincial legislation on local government.

  • Review and advise on all aspects of municipal Integrated Development Plans (IDPs).

  • Co-ordinate provincial disaster management.

  • Monitor and evaluate municipal performance.

  • Support municipalities to strengthen public participation through effective communication between municipalities and communities.

  • Support municipalities through capacity building and training initiatives.

  • Implement and maintain intergovernmental structures for good governance, co-operation and co-ordination.

  • Promote developmental local government.

  • Facilitate access to government services.

  • Facilitate and monitor infrastructure development.

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
Development and Planning
Local Governance
Traditional Institutional Management

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

Administration
Development and Planning
Local Governance
Traditional Institutional Management

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 - 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

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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