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2022/23 GAUTENG PROVINCIAL BUDGET IN FIGURES

Nie Cele

Ever wondered which government department in Gauteng gets what amount and when.

If not read and peruse the following chronicled unedited budget figures comprehensively with an objectical understanding.

This will help you understand  who gets what, when and how when it comes to service delivery as determined by the ruling party ANC in the province..

FACT SHEET – GAUTENG PROVINCIAL BUDGET 2022/23

  1. BUDGET ALLOCATIONS – MTEF
 Medium-term estimates
R thousand2022/232023/242024/25
Office of the Premier  722 858  711 660  723 862
Gauteng Provincial Legislature  825 163  820 965  836 805
Economic Development 1 982 709 1 782 288 1 558 533
Health 59 426 398 58 208 471 60 618 931
Education 59 736 014 60 495 822 61 874 240
Social Development 5 537 037 5 421 478 5 545 681
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs  610 789  577 079  596 066
Human Settlements 6 336 392 6 562 630 6 838 824
Roads and Transport 8 719 282 9 148 999 9 269 637
Community Safety 1 153 296 1 144 114 1 173 227
Agriculture and Rural Development 1 042 356 1 064 807 1 096 778
Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation 1 097 407 1 155 054 1 101 976
e-Government 1 690 374 1 676 316 1 633 563
Gauteng Provincial Treasury  792 933  801 620  833 486
Infrastructure Development 3 312 235 3 203 244 3 236 434
Total provincial estimates by Vote 152 985 243 152 774 547 156 938 043

The total budget appropriated for the province amounts to R152.985 billion in 2022/23 and it grows to R156.924 billion in 2024/25.

2. DETAILS OF ALLOCATIONS

Gauteng Office of the Premier

  • R6.4 million for payment of stipends to the COVID-19 Call Centre Agents.

Gauteng Department of Economic Development

  • Total additional amount of R125 million in the 2022/23 financial year, of which R43.8 million is to address the budget shortfall on operational expenditure for the Tshwane SEZ.
  • A total amount of R70.6 million is to fund the operations of the Gauteng Liquor Board.

Gauteng Department of Health

Gauteng Department of Education

  • .

Gauteng Department of Social Development

  • Over the 2022 MTEF period, a total amount of R556.3 million is allocated to the department. Of this amount, R263.1 million is for the implementation of the Gauteng City Region Street Adult Homelessness Strategy, R212.5 million is for supporting welfare NGOs and R3.8 million is for the Thuliswa-Nkhabinde-Khwawe agricultural projects.
  • The Department extended the services to shelters for the homeless from the 2020/21 financial year since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. The allocation earmarked for Welfare NPOs will be used to upscale the Welfare to Work Programme to reach more young women and continue implementing income generating programmes to deal with the challenges of unemployment and poverty.
  • The remaining amount of R3.8 million is reallocated to the department to implement the Thuliswa-Nkabinde-Khawe agricultural projects.

Gauteng Department of Community Safety

Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

  • In the 2022/23 financial year, the department receives a total amount of R35.8 million of which R10 million is for feasibility studies on Climate Change, a horticultural production hub, an egg aggregation pack station, and a starch manufacturing facility.

Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development

  • An amount of R20 million is allocated to supplement the budget for the payment of rates and taxes for government buildings and R42.4 million is for the implementation of the public sector wage agreement in the 2022/23 financial year.

3. INFRASTRUCTURE

 Medium-term estimates
R thousand2022/232023/242024/25
Economic Development  350 175  244 125  
Health 2 319 140 1 970 520 2 009 600
Education 1 743 745 1 737 922 1 838 460
Social Development  143 532  99 934  108 757
Human Settlements 5 395 559 5 618 165 5 861 208
Roads and Transport 2 095 899 2 468 795 2 418 010
Agriculture & Rural Development  29 113  35 969  49 422
Sport, Arts, Culture & Recreation  40 423  96 316  11 360
Infrastructure Development  139 150  96 409  88 775
Total Infrastructure by Vote 12 256 736 12 368 155 12 385 592

Total infrastructure allocations over the 2022 MTEF amounts to R37 billion. 

  • The combined allocations of Gauteng Department of Human Settlements, Gauteng Department of Education, Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport and Gauteng Department of Health account for 96 per cent (R35.5 billion) of the total infrastructure allocation whilst the Gauteng Department of Economic Development, Gauteng Department of Social Development, Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development and Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation jointly contribute a share of 4 per cent (R1.5 billion) to the total infrastructure allocation.
  • Regarding the Early Childhood Development ECD function shift from the Gauteng Department of Social Development to Gauteng Department of Education, the Gauteng Department of Education receives a budget of R57.8 million for the maintenance of ECD facilities over the 2022 MTEF. This amount is now included in the R5.3 billion allocated for the infrastructure programme in the Gauteng Department of Education.
  • The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements also receives an additional amount of R177 million over the 2022 MTEF for the eradication of backlog in registration of pre-1994 and post-1994 title deeds. The department is planning to provide security of tenure through the registration and issuing of title deeds to rightful beneficiaries.
  • As part of the efforts to positively contribute towards achieving the priority interventions of the economic reconstruction and recovery plan, a budget of R594 million has been allocated to the Gauteng Department of Economic Development over the 2022 MTEF to fund the projects within the Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ). Of the R594 million, an allocation of R350 million is for completing three internal bulk infrastructure projects at construction stage and to commence with the implementation of the other six projects that are currently at planning stage. These projects are planned for completion in the 2023/24 financial year.

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