Social Development

National Department Budget for 2018-19

Vote purpose

Ensure protection against vulnerability by creating an enabling environment for the provision of a comprehensive, integrated and sustainable social development service.

Mandate

The Department of Social Development is not established in terms of a single act. Several pieces of legislation determine its mandate, many of which are under review. This includes the Social Assistance Act (2004), which provides a legislative framework for providing social assistance. The act sets out the different types of grants payable, as well as their qualifying criteria. It also makes provision for the establishment of the inspectorate for social assistance. Other pieces of legislation further define the department’s mandate:

  • the Non-Profit Organisations Act (1997) establishes an administrative and regulatory framework within which non-profit organisations can conduct their affairs, and provides for their registration by the department
  • the Older Persons Act (2006) establishes a framework for empowering and protecting older persons, and promoting and maintaining their status, rights, wellbeing, safety and security. It provides for older persons to enjoy good quality services while staying with their families in their communities for as long as possible. It also makes provision for older persons to live in residential care facilities
  • the Children’s Act (2005) sets out principles relating to the care and protection of children, and defines parental responsibilities and rights. It deals with early childhood development (ECD), drop-in centres and early intervention, children in alternative care such as foster care, child and youth care centres, and the adoption of children
  • the Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Act (2008) regulates substance abuse services and facilities
  • the 1998 White Paper on Population Policy for South Africa is aimed at promoting the sustainable development of all South Africans by integrating population issues with development planning in all spheres of government and all sectors of society
  • the 2015 White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities focuses on putting in place measures that will reduce the exclusion and inequality experienced by persons with disabilities. This includes contributing towards fighting poverty among persons with disabilities and their families, and providing policy guidelines on building capacity in the public sector to deliver equitable and accessible services
  • the 1997 White Paper for Social Welfare sets out the principles, guidelines, policies and programmes for developmental social welfare in South Africa. It provides the foundation for social welfare in the post-1994 era
  • the Social Service Professions Act (1978) provides for the regulation of social service professionals
  • the Victim Empowerment Support Services Bill is aimed at regulating victim support services and empowering victims.
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
Social Assistance
Social Policy and Integrated Service Delivery
Social Security Policy and Administration
Welfare Services Policy Development and Implementation Support

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

Administration
Social Assistance
Social Policy and Integrated Service Delivery
Social Security Policy and Administration
Welfare Services Policy Development and Implementation Support

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 capital assets - Software and other intangible assets
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
Transfers and subsidies - Foreign governments and international organisations
Transfers and subsidies - Higher education institutions
Transfers and subsidies - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Non-profit institutions
Transfers and subsidies - Provinces and municipalities

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
0.0%

Changes to planned spending between categories within this department.

Adjustments by type
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 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
Social Policy and Integrated Service Delivery
Welfare Services Policy Development and Implementation Support
Administration
Social Security Policy and Administration
Social Assistance
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