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A presentation to the Portfolio Committee of Parliament of SA. Budget linked to the Annual Performance Plan for the financial period : 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015. Vote 8. Contents. Introduction Legislative Mandate Focus Areas: MTEF to Mandate Spending History in Context - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • A presentation to the Portfolio Committee of Parliament of SA

    Budget linked to the Annual Performance Plan for the financial period : 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015

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  • ContentsIntroductionLegislative MandateFocus Areas: MTEF to MandateSpending History in Context2014/2015 proposed appropriations

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  • IntroductionChapter 13 of the Constitution of South Africa provides that money may be withdrawn from the National revenue Fund only in terms of an appropriation by an Act of Parliament, or as a direct charge..The object of the PFMA is to secure transparency, accountability and sound management of the resources..Chapter 1 of the ActThe Framework for strategic plan and Annual Performance plans of 2010 propagates that operational budgets be linked to the institutions strategic objectivesAlthough the Commission operates separate from the Executive arm of government, the budget is appropriated as a division within a Vote for the Ministry/Presidency (formerly with DWCP via the then 2009 proclamation by the President) Vote 8

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  • Authority

    The Constitution of South Africa, Act 108 of 1996

    Commission on Gender Equality Act, Act 139 of 1996

    Promotion of Equality and prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000 (PEPUDA)

    In terms of Section 187 the Commission must promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equalityThe Commission has the power as regulated by national legislation, which includes the power to monitor, investigate, research, educate, lobby, advise and report on issues concerning gender equalityTo promote, protect, monitor, research, gender equality by exercising powers which includes investigations, the commission of public hearings , etcIn terms of section 20 of PEPUDA, the Commission must assist complainants and institute legal proceedings in the Equality Courts section 8 specifically tasked the CGE to litigate on behalf of the public against a range of prohibited grounds of unfair discrimination*Legislative Mandate

  • Focus areas by the CommissionPrograms to enhance Public awareness and educationOutreach programsinvestigation of gender related complaints and provide redressInvestigate systemic violation of gender rights in the Public and private sector (PEPUDA)Review and ensure the creation of a legislative framework that promotes the attainment of gender equalityMonitor the state adherence to international convention and treaties

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  • Allocation per economic classification over MTEF period*

    Programme 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 COMMISSIONERS: GOVERNANCE & SUPPORT 1 858 800 1 780 459 1 412 380 1 497 123 1 576 470 CORPORATE SUPPORT SERVICES 9 192 421 9 736 505 10 312 198 10 930 926 11 501 904 SERVICE DELIVERY PROGRAM 7 548 800 8 000 779 8 480 825 8 989 675 9 451 387 Total on goods & services 18 600 021 19 517 743 20 205 403 21 417 723 22 529 761

    Programme 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 COMMISSIONERS: GOVERNANCE & SUPPORT 8 891 184 9 538 290 10 110 848 10 616 390 11 147 210 CORPORATE SUPPORT SERVICES 10 969 260 11 767 609 12 473 987 13 097 686 13 752 571 SERVICE DELIVERY PROGRAM 24 619 535 26 411 359 27 996 762 29 396 600 30 866 430 Total on Cost of Employees 44 479 979 47 717 258 50 581 597 53 110 677 55 766 211

    Grand total of allocated funds 63 080 000 67 235 000 70 787 000 74 528 400 78 295 972

  • Medium term Allocation per program*58% is spent on core program

    Programme 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 %/prgm COMMISSIONERS: GOVERNANCE & SUPPORT 10 749 984 11 318 749 11 523 228 12 113 513 12 723 680 17%CORPORATE SUPPORT SERVICES 20 161 681 21 504 114 22 786 185 24 028 612 25 254 475 32%SERVICE DELIVERY PROGRAM 32 168 335 34 412 138 36 477 587 38 386 275 40 317 817 51%Grand Total 63 080 000 67 235 000 70 787 000 74 528 400 78 295 972 Rate of growth per annum6.8%6.6%5.3%5.3%5.1%

  • The nature and structure of the CGE baseline budget*Operations are run primarily through 3 main programmes : Governance, Corporate Support and Main Service/Core programThe top three spending drivers are:Compensation of Employees 68% ( We are a service driven & human intensive)Professional Services 6% ( Litigations, audit fees, etc) Travel& Accommodation, event management & media 8% (outreach & visibility are at the core our strategy) Reports production and printing 3% ( All work published after each research study/investigationTelecommunications, Courier Services 2% (Offices country-wide)Therefore over 90% of the total spending is made out of unavoidable expenditure in the main of which majority is fixed (COE for e.g.) -Less flexibilityThis is a historical as well as projected pattern of spending even in the outer years of the medium term plan

  • Itemised budget over MTEF period*

    Cls 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 Bank Charges 51 600 54 690 57 971 61 449 64 706 CAPEX - - - - Compensation of Employees 44 479 979 47 717 258 50 581 597 53 110 677 55 766 211 Computer Servicing, Internet & Website 639 900 671 908 703 726 745 945 785 448 Courier Services 127 800 135 452 143 579 152 194 160 258 Employee Assistance Program 300 000 317 962 337 040 357 262 376 197 Media Outreach 888 000 941 168 997 638 1 057 497 1 110 372 Office Cleaning, Maintenance, Plants & Security 1 615 821 1 712 567 1 815 321 1 924 240 2 024 510 Office Consumables 35 700 37 838 40 108 42 514 44 767 Printing & Stationery 904 800 958 974 1 016 513 1 077 503 1 134 604 Professional Services 3 144 200 3 332 457 3 532 404 3 744 348 3 940 294 Report writing & Printing Materials 1 310 000 1 388 435 1 471 741 1 560 046 1 638 060 Telecommunication Expenses 2 142 000 2 270 251 2 406 466 2 550 854 2 683 427 Travel, Accomodation and Related Expenditure 4 796 000 4 893 522 4 712 226 4 994 960 5 258 693 Venues, Catering & Event Management 1 994 200 2 113 601 2 240 417 2 374 842 2 495 653 Training and development 650 000 688 918 730 253 774 069 812 772 Grand Total 63 080 000 67 235 000 70 787 000 74 528 400 78 295 972

  • Actual spending history

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    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 Growth6.2%7.1%6.8%Transfers from National Government 51 949 000 55 150 000 59 073 000 63 080 000 Sundry Income -28 283 -440 264 -2 168 477 -876 654 Total Income 51 920 717 54 709 736 56 904 523 62 203 346

    Compensation of Employees 29 939 997 34 249 213 34 687 395 39 987 253 Goods & Services 16 780 587 15 138 909 22 541 966 21 326 117 Depreciation & amortisation 2 681 852 1 357 366 1 052 580 639 191

    Total expenditure 49 402 436 50 745 488 58 281 942 61 952 561 Surplus for the year 2 574 848 4 844 775 2 959 535 2 004 094 Under-expenditure from COE 5 325 492 3 961 087 6 733 081 4 575 625

  • 2014/2015 proposed appropriationNational Treasury through the MTEF process approved a baseline adjustment from R63.1 m for the 2013/2014 financial year to R67,2m for 2014/2015 period.An adjustment of 6.6% year on year to cover mainly inflation driven by COEThe Spending plan, detailed in the APP is further funded from internal resources i.e. Other than transfers from National Treasury by R1.7m surpluses retained from prior periods arising from interest income

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    Item of spending Budget Bad debts - Bank Charges 50 000 Compensation of Employees 47 571 924 Computer Servicing, Internet & Website 978 075 Courier Services 183 225 Depreciation & Amortisation 1 807 260 Employee Assistance Program 118 125 Interest Paid on Bank overdraft - Office Cleaning, Maintenance, Plants & Security 1 856 610 Office Consumables 150 360 Printing & Stationery 466 358 Professional Services 4 425 278 Subscriptions 10 000 Telecommunication Expenses 1 703 048 Training and Development 1 217 646 Vehicle expenses, maint, fuel and other 406 901 Travel, Accomodation and Related Expenditure 5 479 125 Venues, Catering & Event Management 556 250 Report writing,Printing & Publishing 2 430 000 Media Outreach 500 000 Grand Total 69 910 184

  • Subprogrammes budget*Strategic Objective 1 R8.1m

    Strategic Objective 2 R18m

    Strategic Objective 3 R14.2m

    Strategic Objective 4 R29.6m

    Approved Budget =R67.2mFinal Budget = R69.9m

    Adjustment budget not transferred from fiscus R1.7m

  • Allocations per program per economic classification*58% set aside for the main service delivery program

    COE key driver of expenditure. CGE is a service organisation

  • Strategic objective 1*

    SOSO12014/2015 BudgetDataSS Direct G&S

    R Salaries

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    R2. To initiate and/or participate in the review of the legislative framework in all spheres of government that impact on gender equality 33 000 103 394 9 067 145 462 3. To conduct performance assessments of political parties and the public and private sectors on the effective implementation of gender equality legislation policies and practices 182 000 570 234 50 008 802 242 4. To evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of national justice facilities in addressing gender discrimination. 10 000 31 332 2 748 44 079 5. To convene policy dialogues with relevant policy makers at national and provincial level on recommendations to promote gender equality contained in research reports and research activities 350 000 1 096 605 96 169 1 542 774 1. To monitor equality and evaluate the promotion of gender equality and relevant policies an dpractices of the public and private sector and report parliament 1 276 500 3 999 474 350 741 5 626 716 Grand Total 1 851 500 5 801 039 508 733 8 161 272

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  • SO 1 Key drivers of spendingThis SO deals with the creation of an enabling legislative frameworkThe SO consumes 12% of the total budget, driven by travel and accommodation, printing of reports in addition to the allocated overheadsEmployee Cost accounts for 20% of COE for main program or R6m

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  • Strategic objective 2*

    SS Direct G&S Salaries Overheads Total 1. To timeously investigate complaints of violations of gender rights and identify appropriate redress 157 000 491 906 43 139 692 044 2. Initiate an investigation into systemic violations of gender rights and identifity remedial action 371 000 1 162 401 101 939 1 635 340 3. To develop co-ordinated programme to promote gender equality 2 648 000 8 296 599 727 586 11 672 184 4. To initiate interventions for the sustainable development and promotion of gender equality by addressing violations in the social cultural political economic security and human rights dimensions 338 000 1 059 007 92 872 1 489 879 5. To collaborate with organs of state civil society and other institutions for the effective development protection promotion and attainment of gender equality 540 000 1 691 905 148 375 2 380 279 Grand Total 4 054 000 12 701 817 1 113 910 17 869 726

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  • SO 2 Key drivers of spendingThe SO focuses on the protection and promotion of gender rights. Therefore Education and awareness activities are plannedTravel, Accommodation, venues and related (R3m) will be used to carry-out targets in the APPCOE for officers across line functions will account for 70% of cost in the main programFor this SO, 26% (R18m) of the budget is set aside*

  • Strategic objective 3*

    SS Direct G&S Salaries Overheads Total 1. To conduct annual reviews and audits of state compliance with obligations under the conventions covenants and charters and to report on a regular basis to Parliament and the Office of the Speaker of Parliament 1 280 000 4 010 440 351 703 5 642 143 2. To interact with and present reports to national regional and international bodies on state compliance with conventions covenants and charters acceded to or ratified make recommendations for improvements and monitor implementation 1 942 000 6 084 590 533 599 8 560 190 Grand Total 3 222 000 10 095 031 885 303 14 202 333

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  • SO 3 Key drivers of spendingThis SO is set to monitor the state compliance to international instruments, in which multi-disciplinary teams are used to research, monitor and develop reports for Parliament and multi-lateral institutionsKey activities for 2015 reporting are: CEDAW, MDG & AGDIThe expenditure of R14.2 m constitutes 35% of the budget for the main program. This is largely made out of by salaries (personnel time) & travel for research and reporting as well as printing/publications

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  • Strategic objective 4*

    SS Direct G&S Salaries Overheads Total 1. To maintain optimal governance and oversight structures and policies between Commissioners and the Secretariate - 8 947 261 541 343 9 488 604 2. To develop a financial management strategy that promotes effective efficient and economic utilisation of resources as well as accountability. - 5 535 964 4 285 737 9 821 702 3. To develop and maintain an IT infrastructure that supports and promotes the organisational objectives of the CGE - 1 458 500 2 011 618 3 470 119 4. To develop and implement comprehensive HR policies procedures and practices - 2 868 585 3 485 441 6 354 026 5. Implement an effective communications strategy and policy that promotes and enhances a positive public image of the CGE 285 000 163 726 93 676 542 402 Grand Total 285 000 18 974 037 10 417 815 29 676 852

  • SO 4 Key drivers of spendingThe Governance, administration and management is anchored on this SO: Commissioners, CEO and Support functions carry out activities to ensure accountability, efficiencies, effectiveness of operations R29.7m or 42% is earmarked for spending under this SOSalaries R19 mG&S R10 m

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  • ChallengesPEPUDA mandated never fundedThe allocation over the MTEF period and historically is COE intensive (70%)Funding constraints : underfunded operations Historically funded from savings from vacancies An average R5m sustained CGE refer to the Annual Reports of prior period2013 Budget planning\2014-15\Programme listing 2014-2015.pdf*

  • Funding priorities/pressures within baselines /Strict reprioritisation

    Focus on core within the allocationImprove costs controls and access savings from efficiency gainsRaise funds from other agencies such as UN to enable effective deliver on the mandate e.g. Projects on CEDAW, AGDIResolve the funding to execute PEPUDA adequatelyInvestigation of systemic unfair discriminationMonitoring equality courtsLitigation on key issues of gender equality

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    Thank you*

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