The following provincial departments are listed in order of budget allocation. Department of Education The largest portion of the provincial budget goes to the Department of Education at The largest share of the department's budget allocation is for the provision of personnel. The focus over the MTEF will be on improving curriculum delivery, particularly through ensuring access to high quality Learner Teacher Support Material.
All learners in quintiles 1, 2 and 3 schools will continue to be fed through the National School Nutrition Programme grant. The department will also continue to focus on providing education for learners with special needs. The department will roll-out various infrastructure projects. Department of Health The second largest portion of the provincial budget goes to the Department of Health at This continues to be for the delivery of primary health care services to the approximately The main cost drivers for the department are the payment of salaries, the high rate of inflation on medicines and medical supplies and services, payments to the National Health Laboratory Services for tests performed, increased demand for health services, as well as increased catering and fuel costs.
Other factors are the increasing demand for the treatment of TB, projects such as the reduction of infant and child mortality through immunisation, and the change to the Universal Test and Treat programme for patients diagnosed with HIV and AIDS. The budget allocation is R10 billion, R The bulk of the department's budget allocation is for investment in the provincial road network in respect of the construction and upgrade of roads and the maintenance of the provincial road network.
Various projects will be undertaken over the MTEF, including the construction of new gravel roads, new blacktop roads, new cause ways, new pedestrian and vehicle bridges. This will be done by increasing its focus on labour intensive construction. In this regard, R million worth of projects will be implemented using labour-intensive construction. The main purpose is for the provision of housing to various sectors of the population including rural areas and informal settlements, with the bulk of the funding being provided via the Human Settlements Development grant.
The department is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of housing delivery within all districts including the eThekwini Metro, through various subsidy mechanisms in terms of national and provincial policies.
The department provides for the facilitation and integration of housing sector planning, education of stakeholders in housing sector planning, alignment of the housing budget with the current and future housing needs, and the capacitation of housing stakeholders for housing delivery through mentorship and training.
Continued focus on slums clearance projects remains a provincial priority. It is anticipated that these projects will provide alternative and permanent housing for families currently living in slums, with 24 units expected to be built over the MTEF. The bulk of the department's budget allocation is mainly for the provision of social work practitioners. The budget includes national priority funding allocated for the improvement of the quality of services provided by NPOs.
The department will continue to provide social welfare services such as services to older persons, persons with disabilities, care and services to families, as well as child care and protection services, amongst others.
The budget provides for various programmes, including implementation of the Black Industrialists programme, Operation Vula, and implementation of Industrial Economic Hubs.
The department will forge partnerships with institutions of higher learning such as Durban University of Technology to provide training for the youth, disabled, women and unemployed to equip them with relevant skills to become employable and run successful businesses that will create more job opportunities. Operation Vula will focus on various sectors, including clothing, furniture, manufacturing, bakeries, agriculture and infrastructure development.
In addition, the department will focus on the development and establishment of the Ladysmith Black Mambazo Music Academy in Ladysmith.
The department is also in the process of designing a 5-year Master Plan for formalisation of the informal economy aimed at streamlining all informal economy activities in the province, thus facilitating the transition from the informal to the formal economy, in line with radical economic transformation.
The implementation of community-based, rural and township tourism projects remains a priority as part of radical economic transformation within the sector. EDTEA will continue to partner with key stakeholders in the implementation of key tourism projects.
This will focus on providing support to food insecure communities at subsistence and household food production level. Continued support will be provided to commercial farmers with the aim of improving agricultural production, as well as focusing on the development of rural communities through agrivillages and a co-ordinated approach to rural development.
The department will prioritise infrastructure projects comprising nurseries, grazing camps, dams, boreholes, irrigation schemes, dip tanks, poultry, piggeries, etc. This will largely be used for the payment of property rates relating to provincial properties, as well as continuing with the implementation of Government Immovable Asset Management Act projects.
The department will continue to ensure that the EPWP generates more work opportunities towards creating sustainable jobs, which will contribute meaningfully to poverty alleviation, and this will continue to be extended to beneficiaries with disabilities.
The department will continue with the provincial co-ordination and monitoring of the EPWP and will support 66 public bodies, made up of 54 municipalities and 12 provincial departments reporting on EPWP to ensure that their set EPWP targets are attained.
The department will continue to co-ordinate, support, promote and enhance governance, administration and public participation in local government, as well as provide support and build capacity within traditional institutions.
The department will continue to support the installation and recognition of Amakhosi and will ensure that the Traditional Council elections are transparent, free and fair.
The department's role is also to promote informed integrated planning and development in the province. This includes developing traditional master settlement plans in consultation with Amakhosi to achieve structured planning in rural areas. They will also support municipalities with the development of nodal plans for towns, and to accommodate growth in small town nodes. The department will map data relating to climate change to enhance the province's response to this critical issue.
In this regard, Disaster Management Centres will be supported and maintained, and assistance will be given to all districts and departments with regard to disaster risk management planning. The department will continue to uphold its core mandate of ensuring cultural advance of all people in the province through hosting various cultural events and provision of reading and writing material. The department will focus on the transformation of existing museums to better portray the diverse cultures of the province.
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A total of public libraries will receive funding in support of staffing and operational costs. New books will be purchased to add to the available collection of 3. The department will purchase books supporting school curriculum and tertiary education modules to satisfy the demand for educational support in public libraries.
The functions of the Office of the Premier include the coordination of provincial policy and planning processes, the provision of provincial leadership and inter-departmental co-ordination, and the promotion of a culture of human rights consciousness and gender sensitivity across the province, amongst others.
Provincial Treasury Provincial Treasury receives R The bulk of the department's budget is for financial governance, internal audit and SCM.
Treasury will continue to provide technical support in the development of the Provincial Infrastructure Master Plan.
Treasury will also continue to monitor the spending of departments and public entities, with the aim of keeping provincial spending within budget, with a focus on infrastructure spending. In this regard, various oversight bodies will continuously be kept informed of the provincial budget performance. The current practice of monitoring all departmental bank balances on a daily basis to ensure effective cash flow management will be maintained.
Treasury will continue to enforce compliance with all SCM prescripts in provincial departments, municipalities and public entities and establish and maintain a strategic link between financial management reforms and procurement processes.
Comprehensive compliance assessments will be undertaken to ensure that incidents of irregular expenditure relating to SCM processes are reduced. Support will be given to departments and public entities in an effort to improve audit outcomes.
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Treasury will continue to provide internal audit services to departments by performing risk-based audits, with specific focus on overall good governance, and will roll out the revised provincial risk policy and framework.
Provincial Legislature Provincial Legislature receives R The bulk of the Legislature's budget relates to the areas of law-making and oversight, as well as public participation. Public involvement initiatives like Taking Legislature to the People will continue. The Legislature will strive to increase stakeholder involvement in line with the constitutional mandate of facilitating public involvement in the legislative and other processes of the Legislature.
Departments will be invited to a stakeholder summit to present their respective APPs which identify their performance indicators and targets for the year ahead.
The public will be engaged in the presentations of the APPs. The committees will provide oversight to ensure that the Executive delivers high quality services which are in line with the targets in their APPs. This budget is used to promote, develop, administer and fund sport in KZN. It also ensures advancement of participation in sports and recreation, talent identification, and the promotion of performance excellence, as well as the construction of sports and recreation facilities.
In addition, the department is targeting to provide identified schools with sport equipment and attire. The department will continue to place a high priority on promoting active healthy lifestyles among citizens in an effort to promote the fight against lifestyle diseases and obesity. The bulk of the department's budget is for community safety initiatives, including the Voluntary Social Crime Prevention Programme, maintenance of Community Safety Forums and Community Policing Forums, crime awareness campaigns victim empowerment, drug abuse, etc.
Radical Economic Transformation "Both the KwaZulu-Natal Citizen Satisfaction Survey and the Community Survey, both conducted by Stats SA, confirmed that although substantial progress has been made in addressing poverty in our Province, the gains made are not adequate or at a pace to meet the expectations of our communities. It is therefore imperative to embark upon a process of Radical Economic Transformation as a drive to address the persevering triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality.
State of the Province Address Radical Economic transformation does not mean taking from those that have wealth and distributing it to others. It means trying to change the structure of the economy by including those who were previously disadvantaged. It is against this background that the Province has embarked upon Operation Vula to formulate a comprehensive business and operational plan to open up economic opportunities for mass based social enterprises and cooperatives, led by African people in particular, to benefit from capital intensive state led infrastructure programmes, as well as from the state buying power.
Operation Vula means that the provincial government is opening a space for emerging entrepreneurs and ensuring that through the procurement processes and policies of the country all people will be allowed to participate. All government departments of the provincial government of KwaZulu-Natal have either developed or are in the process of developing an appropriate strategy to ensure that the programme has multiple points of entrance and effectiveness.
Added to this requirement, government departments will have to procure goods and services within the area where a project is operational and will not be permitted to transport goods and services from outside that particular locality when they can be sourced from within. This government sector is a huge market that community based social enterprises such as co-operatives and SMMEs could infiltrate as opposed to the current situation where the suppliers are big traders that undermine empowerment efforts.
The intention of Operation Vula is to ensure that money in circulation in townships and rural areas exchanges more hands before it leaves the community. Radical Agrarian Social Economic Transformation The National Development Plan estimates that agriculture has the potential to create more than one million jobs bycontributing to food security and efforts to reduce poverty levels.
RASET meaning radical agrarian social economic transformation, talks to the value chain in the agriculture sector. Government, with its considerable market through its different social service departments, offers viable business opportunities for farmers, especially in rural and peri-urban areas.
Many government departments, such as schools, hospitals, places of safety and correctional services, have large populations of dependents for food provision. Consequently, through their consumption of agricultural products, the following government departments' portfolios could contribute significantly to the empowerment of people: Department of Social Development's Food Distribution Model that is worth R million based on fresh and dry food produced in this province annually Department of Education's National School Nutrition Programme, which has an annual budget of R million on fresh produce alone, while R million is spent on dry food and cooking for schools Department of Health's Food Service Model, which spends R million in respect of the outsourced units and R 51 million for in-house units for public hospitals.
Some districts in KwaZulu-Natal, such as King Cetshwayo District and eThekwini Municipality have active institutional arrangements in the form of trade agencies in place. These initiatives have a high social impact on strengthening local communities. Of significance is that not only do people get fed, but local transport companies obtain work and farmers get paid almost immediately. These arrangements should be replicated in other parts of the Province to ensure this programme is accessible to all communities.
RASET is also a critical instrument for the empowerment of designated social groups such as women, youth, people living with disabilities, and military veterans who have to be drawn into the food supply value chain.
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Empowering our people with necessary skills to cultivate their land and tender livestock for the market as opposed to subsistence farming is also required.
This training should be coupled with the provision of both technical and business skills for farmers to be able to achieve sustainable yields for the market. In order for RASET to perform optimally, the access to arable land by the target beneficiaries of the programme needs to be addressed.
This disparity has ensured huge inequalities since the former could not actively participate in wealth generation through agricultural activities, mining and many industrial pursuits. The Province of KwaZulu-Natal is determined to work with national government in fast-tracking land reform on a considerable scale compared to what has happened over the past twenty two years. Black Industrialists Radical economic transformations also mean integrating people who want to participate as entrepreneurs through ensuring that they now participate in key sectors such as manufacturing.