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GAUTENG ADJUSTMENT BUDGET PER DEPARTMENT

FACT SHEET – 2023 MTBPS AND ADJUSTED BUDGET

The MTBPS and the Adjustments Budget do the following:

  • Outline how this provincial government plans to achieve fiscal sustainability by reducing the budget deficit and stabilizing the debt to GDP ratio over the medium term.
  • Support growth by maintaining a sustainable fiscal  stance and providing on-budget allocations to infrastructure and pro-growth policy priorities.
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  • Emphasises that reducing fiscal and economic risks should be complemented by rapid and decisive implementation of economic reforms, including urgently addressing the challenge of loadshedding, improving the efficiency of social and economic services and the capability of the state.

1.    ADJUSTMENTS TO BUDGET ALLOCATIONS

The table below shows the 2023/24 adjusted appropriation per department. The main appropriation is adjusted upwards by a net amount of R4.6 billion to an adjusted appropriation of R163.5 billion for the province.

R thousandMain AppropriationAdjustmentsAdjusted Appropriation
Office of the Premier886 081(58 682)827 399
Gauteng Provincial Legislature857 061857 061
Economic Development1 860 18513 5661 873 751
Health60 093 5352 408 82562 502 360
Education63 421 638(62 074)63 359 564
Social Development5 550 80668 3915 619 197
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs639 686440 8091 080 495
Human Settlements6 421 222(499 398)5 921 824
Roads and Transport8 478 5971 507 1449 985 741
Community Safety2 706 19257 9652 764 157
Agriculture and Rural Development1 066 204192 9131 259 117
Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation1 089 93732 5911 122 528
e-Government1 744 20210 0001 754 202
Gauteng Provincial Treasury818 465(23 000)795 465
Infrastructure Development3 311 270462 0153 773 285
Total158 945 0814 551 065163 496 146

2.    DETAILS OF ALLOCATIONS

Gauteng Office of the Premier: A total amount of R86 million is allocated, of which R79 million is for the Life Esidimeni claims and R7 million is for a commission of enquiry. The R79 million for Life Esidimeni is to settle the claims from mental health care users as well as legal fees. The R7 million is for a commission of inquiry into the Usindiso Building fire that resulted in seventy-seven deaths and injury to many people in Marshalltown, Johannesburg on 31 August 2023.

Gauteng Department of Health: An amount of R2.5 billion is allocated to the department to respond to the cost of implementing the 2023 wage agreement for public servants.

Gauteng Department of Social  Development: The department  receives an additional amount of R70 million for the acquisition of a new building which will be repurposed into a shelter for the homeless.

Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs: The departments receive an amount of R441 million earmarked for energy projects within the province.

Gauteng Department of Human Settlements: The department receives a total additional amount of R160 million for interim sanitation services including chemical toilets and honey suckers.

Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport: A total amount of R80.7 million is allocated of which R25 million is for the payment of municipal services and R55.7 million additional funding is allocated for several items including gazetting of operating licensing, new number plate project, the expansion of frontline services to TISH and the Occupational Health and Safety requirements for the Transport Operating Licensing Administration Boards (TOLAB) facilities in Randfontein.

Gauteng Department of Community Safety: An amount of R10 million is reallocated to the department from receivables to reimburse the department for receipts from the SANRAL that were surrendered to the provincial revenue fund at the end of the 2022/23 financial year.

Gauteng Department of  Agriculture and Rural  Development: An amount  of  R159.1 million is availed for wages, unemployment insurance fund and Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) for Green Army EPWP Programme. The department has recruited 6000 EPWP Green Army to participate in the Bontle ke Botho Gauteng’s Clean and Green programme. The EPWP participants will reduce poverty and unemployment including skills development for the poor citizens of Gauteng particularly in TISH areas.

Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation: The department receives a total additional amount of R37 million, of which R10 million is for the Gauteng Film Summit to support of the development of film makers and to empower creatives to be sustainable entrepreneurs, R20 million is for Gig Trucks to be used by all 13 Gauteng Government Departments, especially within township, informal settlement, and hostel areas. The remaining, R7 million is for the Monate December Programme to improve social cohesion and nation building and strengthen the battle against crime, corruption, vandalism, and lawlessness through commissioned and prescribed work.

Gauteng Department of e-Government: The R10 million additional funding is allocated for the implementation of the e-Panic button project.

Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development: The department receives a total additional amount of R429 million, of which R100 million is for operational leases and R329 million is earmarked for alternative energy projects.

3.    INFRASTRUCTURE BUDGET

The infrastructure budget  is adjusted upwards by R124.4 million to R12.3 billion when compared to the main budget.

  R thousandMain AppropriationAdjustmentAdjusted Appropriation
Economic Development272 370272 370
Health1 802 619(69 206)1 733 413
Education2 463 447(229 026)2 234 421
Social Development156 701156 701
Human Settlements5 463 822(759 398)4 704 424
Roads and Transport1 777 5131 214 1022 991 615
Agriculture and Rural Development23 530(1 585)21 945
Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation40 492(8 044)32 448
Infrastructure Development173 661(22 458)151 203
Total12 174 155124 38512 298 540

The budgets for the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport is upwards by R1.2 billion due to the performance of key projects such as K73, K101, K46, R82, Vaal River City and maintenance programme (Road Infrastructure Strategic Framework for South Africa). This amount also includes funding allocated for the rehabilitation/ maintenance of roads located in Emfuleni Municipality.

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