05 March 2023

2023 Provincial Budget Dates



Mpumalanga (07 March 2023)

Ms. Nompumelelo Hlophe                                                       l                   Watch

Mpumalanga Appropriation Bill 2023

North West (07 March 2023)

Ms. Motlalepula Rosho                                                             l                  Watch 

Free State (08 March 2023)

Ms. Gadija Brown                                                                      l                   Watch

Northern Cape (08 March 2023)

Mr. Abraham  Vosloo                                                                  l                   Watch   

Northern Cape Appropriation Bill 2023   

Gauteng (9 March 2023)

Mr. Jacob Mamabolo                                                                   l                   Watch

Limpopo (09 March 2023)

Mr Seaparo Sekoati                                                                     l                   Watch

KwaZulu-Natal (10 March 2023) 

Ms. Neliswa Nkonyeni                                                                  l                   Watch 

KwaZulu Natal Appropriation Bill 2023   

Eastern Cape (14 March 2023)

Mr. Mlungisi Mvoko                                                                        l                  Watch

Western Cape (14 March 2023)

Ms. Mireille Wenger                                                                                        Watch

Western Cape Appropriation Bill 2023

Western Cape Additional Adjustments Appropriation Bill 2023


The South African system of government is designed so that certain functions are exclusive (performed by one sphere only), while others are concurrent (shared between different spheres). The Constitution divides functions among the three spheres of government and clearly distinguishes between exclusive and concurrent responsibilities.

Concurrent functions include policy-making, legislation, implementation, monitoring, and performance assessment. Functions such as school education, health services, social welfare services, housing, and agriculture are shared between national and provincial governments. For these functions, national government is largely responsible for providing leadership, formulating policy, determining the regulatory framework including setting minimum norms and standards, and monitoring overall implementation by provincial governments. Provinces are responsible mainly for implementation in line with the nationally determined framework. Provincial departments therefore have large budgets for implementing government programmes, while the national departments have a relatively small share for their functions.

Transfers to provinces are made through respective equitable shares and conditional grants. The equitable shares are determined by formulas that take into account demographic and developmental factors. Conditional grants are designed to achieve specific objectives, and provinces and municipalities must meet certain criteria to receive grants and fulfil conditions when spending them.

The 2023 Budget increases allocations to provinces to assist with urgent spending pressures. Over the medium term, direct provincial allocations will increase by R92.7 billion to R2.17 trillion. This increase consists of R76.9 billion added to the provincial equitable share and R15.8 billion added to direct conditional grants.

Source: treasury.gov.za

Division of Revenue Bill - The bill provides for the equitable division of revenue raised nationally among the national, provincial and local spheres of government for the 2023/24 financial year; the determination of each province’s equitable share; allocations to provinces, local government and municipalities from national government’s equitable share; the responsibilities of all three spheres pursuant to such division and allocations; and for matters connected therewith.

To provide for the appropriation of money from the Provincial Revenue Fund for the requirements of the Province in the 2023/24 financial year; and to provide for matters incidental thereto, each province will pass an Appropriation Bill.


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