Environmental Affairs

National Department Budget for 2019-20 www.environment.gov.za

Vote purpose

Lead South Africa’s environmental sector to achieve sustainable development towards a better quality of life for all.

Vote mandate

The Department of Environmental Affairs is mandated to give effect to the right of citizens to an environment that is not harmful to their health or wellbeing, and to have the environment protected for the benefit of present and future generations. To this end, the department provides leadership in environmental management, conservation and protection towards sustainability for the benefit of South Africans and the global community. This mandate is derived from the following legislation: • the National Environmental Management Act (1998), which provides for specific legislation on biodiversity and heritage resources; oceans and coasts; climate change and air quality management; and waste and chemicals management • the National Environmental Management Amendment Act (2004), which streamlines the process of regulating and administering the environmental impact assessment process • the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Amendment Act (2009), which provides for the assignment of national parks, special parks and heritage sites to South Africa in terms of the World Heritage Convention Act (1999) • the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (2004), which significantly reforms South Africa’s laws regulating biodiversity • the National Environmental Management: Air Quality and Atmospheric Act (2004), which reforms the law regulating air quality in order to protect the environment by providing reasonable measures for preventing pollution and ecological degradation, and securing ecologically sustainable development; and provides for national norms and standards regulating the monitoring of air quality • the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (2008), which reforms the law regulating waste management in order to protect health and the environment by providing reasonable measures for the prevention of pollution • the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act (2008), which promotes the conservation of the coastal environment and ensures sustainable development practices and the use of natural resources.

The Budget Cycle
Plan

2019-20 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 2019-20

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
Biodiversity and Conservation
Chemicals and Waste Management
Climate Change, Air Quality and Sustainable Development
Environmental Programmes
Legal, Authorisations, Compliance and Enforcement
Oceans and Coasts

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

Administration
Biodiversity and Conservation
Chemicals and Waste Management
Climate Change, Air Quality and Sustainable Development
Environmental Programmes
Legal, Authorisations, Compliance and Enforcement
Oceans and Coasts

Budgeted spending by programme for Economic Classification items

Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.

Capital - Payments for capital assets
Capital - Transfers and subsidies
Current - Current payments
Current - Transfers and subsidies

2019-20 Adjusted Budget

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

Please note
The adjusted budget documents are not available yet on vulekamali.gov.za

Budget changes in the Adjusted Budget

These charts show changes to the spending plans originally published in the Estimates of National Expenditure. Details of these changes are published in the Adjusted Estimates of National Expenditure.

Please note
No adjusted budget data available for this year 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
2015-16 Audited Outcome
2016-17 Audited Outcome
2017-18 Audited Outcome
2018-19 Adjusted appropriation
2019-20 Main appropriation
2020-21 Medium Term Estimates
2021-22 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

Please note
One or more programmes did not exist for some years displayed.
Main appropriation
Adjusted appropriation
Final appropriation
Audited outcome
Chemicals and Waste Management
Legal, Authorisations and Compliance
Legal, Authorisations, Compliance and Enforcement
Climate Change and Air Quality
Climate Change, Air Quality and Sustainable Development
Oceans and Coasts
Biodiversity and Conservation
Administration
Environmental Programmes
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