12 May 2020 - NW406
Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Finance
(1)(a) What is the total budget allocated to each provincial education department for the 2020-21 financial year and (b) will the specified budget allocations be conditional; (2) whether the spending of the allocated budgets will be monitored; if not, why not; if so, what are the further relevant details?
(1)(a) Table 1 is displaying the total budget allocated to each provincial education department for the 2020-21 financial year:
(1)(b) Part of the total budget allocated to each provincial education department, includes specific purpose allocations (conditional grants) which must be met. These conditions are stipulated in the annual Division of Revenue Bill/Act.
(2) The reporting requirements specified in sections 32 and 40(4) of the PFMA, and also in the annual Division of Revenue Act (DoRA), requires that expenditure and revenue information for all programmes, including conditional grants, be provided each month to the Provincial Treasuries and the National Treasury for monitoring and evaluation purposes. This information is also used by Parliament and the Provincial Legislatures for monitoring purposes. Failure to provide this information is not only illegal and grounds for the sanctions under the Act to take effect, but also reflects poor management.