National Treasury

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

Vote purpose

Support economic growth and development, good governance, social progress and rising living standards through the accountable, economical, efficient, equitable and sustainable management of public finances, maintenance of macroeconomic and financial sector stability, and effective financial regulation of the economy.

Vote mandate

National Treasury’s legislative mandate is based on section 216(1) of the Constitution, which calls for the establishment of a national treasury to ensure transparency, accountability and sound financial controls in the management of the country’s public finances. This role is further elaborated in the Public Finance Management Act (1999). The department is mandated to:

  • promote national government’s fiscal policy and the coordination of macroeconomic policy
  • ensure the stability and soundness of the financial system and financial services
  • coordinate intergovernmental financial and fiscal relations
  • manage the budget preparation process
  • enforce transparency and effective management in respect of revenue and expenditure, assets and liabilities, public entities, and constitutional institutions.
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
Asset and Liability Management
Civil and Military Pensions, Contributions to Funds and Other Benefits
Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund
Economic Policy, Tax, Financial Regulation and Research
Financial Accounting and Supply Chain Management Systems
Financial Intelligence and State Security
International Financial Relations
Public Finance and Budget Management
Revenue Administration
Technical Support and Development Finance

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

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

Administration
Asset and Liability Management
Civil and Military Pensions, Contributions to Funds and Other Benefits
Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund
Economic Policy, Tax, Financial Regulation and Research
Financial Accounting and Supply Chain Management Systems
Financial Intelligence and State Security
International Financial Relations
Public Finance and Budget Management
Revenue Administration
Technical Support and Development Finance

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
Payments for financial assets - Payments for financial assets

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

Main appropriation
Adjusted appropriation
Final appropriation
Audited outcome
Asset and Liability Management
Economic Policy, Tax, Financial Regulation and Research
Public Finance and Budget Management
Administration
Financial Accounting and Supply Chain Management Systems
Technical Support and Development Finance
Civil and Military Pensions, Contributions to Funds and Other Benefits
Financial Intelligence and State Security
International Financial Relations
Revenue Administration
Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund
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