Rural Development and Land Reform

National Department Budget for 2018-19 www.ruraldevelopment.gov.za

Vote purpose

Create and maintain an equitable and sustainable land dispensation, and act as a catalyst in rural development, to ensure sustainable rural livelihoods, decent work and continued social and economic advancement for all South Africans.

Mandate

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform executes its legislative mandate based on several acts:

  • the State Land Disposal Act (1961), which makes provision for the disposal of certain state land and prohibits the acquisition of state land by prescription
  • the Sectional Titles Act (1986), which makes provision for the division of buildings into sections and common property and for the acquisition of separate ownership in sections coupled with joint ownership in common property. It further regulates the transfer of ownership of sections and the registration of sectional mortgage bonds, and real rights in such sections. It also makes provision for the establishment of body corporates to control common property
  • the Physical Planning Act (1991), which promotes the orderly physical development of South Africa, with provisions for the division of the country into regions; and for the preparation of national development plans, regional development plans, regional structural plans and urban structure plans
  • the Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Act (1991), which makes provision for the upgrading and conversion into ownership of certain rights graded in respect of land, and for the transfer of tribal land in full ownership to a tribe
  • the Distribution and Transfer of Certain State Land Act (1993), which makes provision for the distribution and transfer of certain land belonging to the state and designated by the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform as land to be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the act
  • the Land Titles Adjustment Act (1993), which regulates the allocation or devolution of certain land in respect of one or more persons who claim ownership, but do not have registered title deeds in respect thereof
  • the Provision of Land and Assistance Act (1993), which provides for the designation of certain land, the regulation of the subdivision of such land and the settlement of persons on it. It also provides for the acquisition, maintenance, planning, development, improvement, and disposal of property and the provision of financial assistance for land reform purposes
  • the Restitution of Land Rights Act (1994), which makes provision for the restitution of rights in land to persons or communities dispossessed of such rights after 19 June 1913 as a result of past racially discriminatory laws or practices. To administer this task, the act established a Commission on the Restitution of Land Rights and a land claims court. The Minister of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is authorised to purchase, acquire in any other manner or expropriate land or rights in land for the purpose of restitution awards
  • the Land Administration Act (1995), which provides for the delegation of powers and the assignment of the administration of laws regarding land matters to provinces
  • the Communal Property Associations Act (1996), which makes provision for communities, to form juristic persons, to be known as communal property associations, to acquire, hold and manage property on a basis agreed to by members of a community. This has to be done in terms of a written constitution
  • the Interim Protection of Informal Land Rights Act (1996), which makes provision for temporary protection of certain rights to and interests in land that are not otherwise adequately protected by law
  • the Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act (1996), which makes provision for the security of tenure of labour tenants and those persons occupying or using land as a result of their association with labour tenants. It also makes provision for the acquisition of land and rights in land by labour tenants
  • the Extension of Security of Tenure Act (1997), which makes provision for the facilitation of long-term security of land tenure to regulate the conditions of residence on certain land, and to regulate the conditions on and circumstances under which the right of persons to reside on land may be terminated
  • the Land Survey Act (1997), which makes provision for the regulation of the survey of land in South Africa
  • the Transformation of Certain Rural Areas Act (1998), which provides for the transfer of certain land to municipalities and certain other legal entities, and for the removal of restrictions on the alienation of land
  • the Planning Profession Act (2002), which makes provision for the South African Council for Planners. The act makes provision for different categories of planners and the registration of planners, and authorises the identification of areas of work for planners. The act seeks to protect the public from unethical practices, and ensure a high standard of professional conduct and integrity
  • the Spatial Data Infrastructure Act (2003), which makes provision for the establishment of South African spatial data infrastructure, the committee for spatial information and an electronic metadata catalogue; for the determination of standards and prescriptions with regard to the facilitation of the sharing of spatial information; and for the capture and publishing of metadata
  • the Geomatics Profession Act (2013), which makes provision for the establishment of the South African Geomatics Council; for different categories of registered persons and branches in the geomatics profession; and for the identification of areas of work to be performed by the different categories of registered persons
  • the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (2013), which provides for a framework for spatial planning and land use management in South Africa
  • the Property Valuation Act (2014), which provides for the establishment of the Office of the Valuer General for the regulation of the valuation of property that has been identified for land reform, and property that has been identified for acquisition or disposal by a department.
The Budget Cycle
Plan

2018-19 Budget

The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) is a book published along with the tabling of the budget for the new financial year.

Programme budgets for 2018-19

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 National Expenditure documents.

Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.

Administration
Land Reform
National Geomatics Management Services
Restitution
Rural Development

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

Administration
Land Reform
National Geomatics Management Services
Restitution
Rural Development

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
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
Transfers and subsidies - Foreign governments and international organisations
Transfers and subsidies - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Non-profit institutions
Transfers and subsidies - Provinces and municipalities
Transfers and subsidies - Public corporations and private enterprises

2018-19 Adjusted Budget

The Adjusted Estimates of National Expenditure (AENE) is a book published along with the tabling of the adjusted budget.

Budget changes in the Adjusted Budget

Total adjustments
0.0%

Total adjustment to the original budget for this department.

Value of virements
10.5%

Changes to planned spending between categories within this department.

Adjustments by type

No adjustments were made to the total budget of this department

Total adjustments by economic classification
Total adjustments by programme
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
2014-15 Audited Outcome
2015-16 Audited Outcome
2016-17 Audited Outcome
2017-18 Adjusted appropriation
2018-19 Main appropriation
2019-20 Medium Term Estimates
2020-21 Medium Term Estimates

Budgeted and actual expenditure comparison

Compare the adjusted appropriation to the main appropriation to see whether changes were made in the adjustments budget to the appropriations set out in the budget. The audited outcome shows what was actually spent.

Note: Direct charges against the National Revenue Fund are excluded.

Read more in the Annual Report on the department's website.

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
National Geomatics Management Services
Administration
Rural Development
Restitution
Land Reform
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