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.
- Summary of the 2020 Adjusted Estimates of Provincial Expenditure
|Department ‘000||Special Adjusted Appropriation||Total|
|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:
- Education: R1.1 billion for the hiring of education assistants, and to preserve posts in Quintile 4 and 5 public schools and low-income private schools;
- R47.4 million in additional funding to Statutory Human Resources Training and Development Grant to appoint Enrolled and Assistant/Auxiliary Nurses;
- R77.8 million towards increasing the Early Childhood Development (ECD) grant to provide salary top-ups for additional compliance support duties and for employment risk support; and
- R45.5 million through the Provincial Road Maintenance Grant for job-creation through road maintenance.
- 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.
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