A self-reliant society.
To ensure the provision of a comprehensive network of social development services that enables and empowers the poor, the vulnerable and those with special needs.
The department is committed to the following two core functions:
A Social Welfare Service to the poor and vulnerable in partnership with stakeholders and civil society organisations; and
A Community Development Service that provides sustainable developmental programmes, which
facilitate empowerment of communities.
Working in partnership with communities, stakeholders and civil society organisations to provide the following:
Child care and protection services to approximately 100 000 children in terms of the Children’s Act and Child Justice Act (including children in foster care, adoptions, temporary safe care, child and youth care centres, early childhood development and after-school care services) as well as family and parenting support services to approximately 25 000 families;
Implementation of programmes for the prevention of and treatment for substance abuse to
approximately 12 500 people (which includes awareness about foetal alcohol syndrome; early
intervention programmes; services that are regulated by legislation as well as after care programmes);
Social crime prevention services to approximately 17 000 people (including probation and diversion services);
Specialised support services to approximately 80 000 disabled persons, their families and caregivers and approximately 25 000 older persons including residential care); and
The Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) is a book published along with the tabling of the budget for the new financial year.
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.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.
The Adjusted Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (AEPRE) is a book published along with the tabling of the adjusted budget.
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:
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year:
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