GAUTENG ADJUSTMENT BUDGET BRIEFS EXPLAINED IN FIGURES

GAUTENG ADJUSTMENT BUDGET BRIEFS EXPLAINED IN FIGURES

Nie Cele

In-case you are still in the dark, Gauteng MEC of Finance and e-Govrnment, Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko recently presented the province’s 2020 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement and the Adjustments Budget to a virtual sitting of the Legislature.

Ralehoko kicked off the day by addressing the media  at the Provincial Command Centre in Ormonde, Johannesburg.

See below the exact figures as pronounced by the MEC.

  1. Summary of the 2020 Adjusted Estimates of Provincial Expenditure
Department ‘000Special Adjusted AppropriationTotal
Adjustments
Adjusted Appropriation
Office of the Premier  841 897  44 141  886 038
Gauteng Provincial Legislature  817 763    817 763
Economic Development 1 998 854 (  54 262) 1 944 592
Health 60 276 588 ( 1 441 085) 58 835 503
Education 54 462 971 ( 1 586 373) 52 876 598
Social Development 5 823 317  64 032 5 887 349
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs  634 793 (  22 821)  611 972
Human Settlements 5 141 243  236 664 5 377 907
Roads and Transport 8 175 131  202 865 8 377 996
Community Safety  930 726 (  31 278)  899 448
Agriculture and Rural Development  964 473  30 240  994 713
Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation  902 603 (  25 091)  877 512
e-Government 1 416 182 (  29 745) 1 386 437
Gauteng Provincial Treasury  739 234 (  61 776)  677 458
Infrastructure Development 3 262 793 (  65 022) 3 197 771
Total 146 388 567 ( 2 739 511) 143 649 056

In July, the budget was adjusted upwards to R146.4 billion. Today, we are further adjusting the 2020/21 budget of the province to R143.7 billion.

  • Allocations per for job creation

GPG departments will receive a total of additional funding amounting to R1.3 billion as part of intervention to responds to the increase in unemployment emanating from the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds provide targeted employment opportunities, as well as employment risk support, and will be flowing to the following departments:

  • Allocations per department

Social Development receives additional funding of R104 million from National, as reimbursement for the provision of food relief to needy Gauteng residents during the earlier stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, when there were stringent lockdown conditions that prevented many forms of economic activity.

Human Settlements will receive an additional R100 million to deal with validated accruals, this while other processes are still ongoing to ascertain the true quantum of what the department owes, and verification of all these claims.

Agriculture and Rural Development receives other additional funding of R51.1 million in order to provide support to the Emfuleni Local Municipality, particularly relating to addressing the poor waste management services and fast-tracking service delivery

The Office of the Premier will be receiving an additional R64.4 million, of which R49.6 million will go towards the validated claims for the acute mental health users, and R14.7 million toward the 250 learners appointed to assist the Hotline Unit for a 12-month period during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gauteng Provincial Government departments will be receiving a total of R23m being funds suspended from the Gauteng Provincial Treasury baseline following the decentralisation of the probity audit process, as part of the of phase 1& 2 implementation, that is an integral part of the Open Tender process that the province embarked on in the Fifth Administration.  

Health will also be receiving R324 million top-sliced from other Gauteng Provincial Government departments as reimbursement for the personal protective equipment (PPE) procured on their behalf during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, when this function was centralised.

INFO SUPPLIED BY GAUTENG TREASURY.

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