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Evaluating the district office budgeting process of the Department of Education in terms of the Batho Pele principles
- Authors: Gorgonzola, Ernest
- Date: 2004
- Subjects: South Africa. Dept. of Education -- Appropriations and expenditures , Budget -- South Africa , Education -- South Africa -- Finance
- Language: English
- Type: Thesis , Masters , MBA
- Identifier: vital:10926 , http://hdl.handle.net/10948/165 , South Africa. Dept. of Education -- Appropriations and expenditures , Budget -- South Africa , Education -- South Africa -- Finance
- Description: The objective of this research was to evaluate the district office budgeting process of the Department of Education, Port Elizabeth District, in terms of the Batho Pele principles. The aim of district offices is to satisfy the most basic education needs of people in their respective areas of jurisdiction. Improving service delivery is one of government’s eight priorities as set out in the White Paper on the transformation of the Public Service (South African Government, 1995: 4). The initiative to improve service delivery is called Batho Pele. The main research question to be addressed by this research is: Does the Department of Education experience any problems with its budgeting process to address service delivery? Through a literature survey and empirical study, various conclusions were reached and recommendations made. The bulk of education expenditure takes place within education districts but the controlling, forecasting and budgeting of expenditure takes place at the Provincial Head Office. Most high schools surveyed experience problems with the current funding policy of the Department of Education. The relative poverty of the community around the school impacts negatively on the parent’s ability to support the school. iv The budgeting process of the Department of Education should follow a bottom-up approach to budgeting. Therefore, the district office budget should be informed by the needs of the school and the provincial budget be informed by the district office budget. The management and administrative capacity at the district office need to be developed to ensure effective budgeting.
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- Date Issued: 2004
Reconstruction development program quantification project
- Authors: National Institute for Economic Policy
- Date: 199-?
- Subjects: Reconstruction and Development Program (South Africa) , Budget -- South Africa , Economic development projects -- South Africa , National Institute for Economic Policy (South Africa)
- Language: English
- Type: text , book
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/76038 , vital:30496
- Description: These adjustments applied to most ministries. However variation in the coefficient was introduced in ministries where different adjustments were deemed appropriate. For example, in the Education and Training ministry, expenditure on personnel was increased by 2% in each of Programs 2 to 6, and held constant in Program 7. , Part 2; Section 2
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- Date Issued: 199-?