Sector Highlights



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Sector Highlights

  • Sector Highlights

  • President’s State of the Nation Address – 9 Feb 07

  • National Budget Speech 2007/8 – 21 Feb 07

  • Challenges for the Sector

  • Key findings for the 3rd Quarter 2006/07

  • Financial Summary – 3rd Quarter and YTD

  • Key issues for 4th Quarter 2006/07

  • Conclusion



HIGHLIGHTS



HIGHLIGHTS



PRESIDENT’S STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS – 9 Feb 07

    • Address challenges of poverty, unemployment and marginalisation of communities;
    • Accelerate economic growth and development (6% pa);
    • Apply Batho Pele principles to improve effectiveness of social development programmes and institutional operational efficiency;
    • Support local government sphere as per the Five Year Local Government Strategic Agenda;
    • Speed up skills development and fill vacancies of senior management and professionals in municipalities;
    • Align planning instruments across the spheres of government (i.e. National Spatial Development Perspective, Provincial Growth and Development Strategies and Integrated Development Plans);


PRESIDENT’S STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS – 9 Feb 07



FINANCE Minister's Budget Speech – 21 Feb 07



DWAF CHALLENGES FROM PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS

    • Challenges:
      • Lack of skills and public service capacity;
      • Meeting the water and sanitation targets;
      • Effective implementation of Local Government Support Programmes;
      • Monitoring and information management;
      • Poverty eradication through economic opportunities in the WS;
      • Supporting delivery of MDGs in Africa/Nepad with special focus on emerging democracies e.g.; DRC,Liberia
    • Issues to be addressed:
      • Promote effective sector collaboration;
      • Improve leadership within DWAF management;
      • Decentralisation and empowerment of DWAF Regional Offices;
      • Engage Institutions of Higher Learning to fast track talent building


KEY FINDINGS - QUARTER 3 (See Volume I, pages 12-18 of 206)

  • Overall Water Sector Budget 2006/7 = R12,87bn

      • Expenditure to date (excl. Equitable Share, LGFM Grants, Drought relief) =40,2%
  • Good progress DWAF expenditure (Quadrant 1)

      • DWAF WS expenditure (capital + recurrent) = 64,3%
        • Expenditure assessment, budget re-allocation and revision of FD;
  • Low expenditure on MIG Funding (Quadrant 2)

      • MIG Capital expenditure = 36,9%
        • Working with dplg on re-allocation of MIG budget to munics;
      • Equitable Share  unconditional grant, no report on expenditure from WSA’s
  • Capacity Building Grants (Quadrant 4)

      • MSIG Grant = 30,7%
      • LGFM Grant = updated expenditure figures not available from DPLG
      • KFA 12 = 48%
        • The trend on under expenditure continues – this is a serious issue and was brought to the notice of DDG:PC at dplg and will be dealt with at the high level meeting;
        • Issue addressed partly in the PSSIP


SERVICE DELIVERY PROGRESS - QUARTER 2





FINANCIAL SUMMARY



EXPENDITURE ANALYSIS QUADRANT 1: DWAF WATER SERVICES



QUADRANT 1: DWAF EXPENDITURE PER PROVINCE



QUADRANT 1: EXPENDITURE PER KFA OVERALL WATER SERVICE PROGRAMME





QUADRANT 2: MIG EXPENDITURE PER PROVINCE



QUADRANT 2: EQUITABLE SHARE







KEY ISSUES FOR THE 4TH QUARTER 2006/07

  • Finalisation of NWSP 2007-12 and work plan & financial delegation 2007/8

  • Towards a communication & change management plan to better understand WfGD

  • High level meeting between DWAF & dplg and SALGA;

  • Bi-lateral engagement between DWAF & DoHealth;

  • Extension of the WS M&E reporting into WR + Forestry and impact assessment of WS programmes;

  • WS/WR interface and alignment;

  • Support dplg/munics towards meeting target;

  • Support for acceleration of the sanitation delivery and bucket eradication;

  • Support municipalities through Project Consolidate;

  • Finalisation of DWAF LG Water Sector Support Plan;

  • Towards establishment of Siyense Manje ‘water sector’ unit in collaboration with DBSA/dplg/SALGA & DWAF



KEY ISSUES FOR THE 4TH QUARTER 2006/07 (cont…)

  • Implementation of partnership agreement between the Private Sector and knowledge sharing agencies in Netherlands & SA:

    • Support the water sector in SA through Partnership with Private Sector and sharing & transferring expertise and experience available in the Dutch WS and SA.
  • Support SADC and NEPAD through DWAF and WSP-AF Strategic Cooperation Alliance :

    • Assist with poverty reduction programmes throughout Southern Africa and in other NEPAD countries;
    • Partnerships in the accelerated delivery of WS MDG’s in Africa;
    • Sharing knowledge and best practice through WIN


CONCLUSION

  • In view of consultations held with provincial and national stakeholders, progress reports for the 3rd quarter 2006/2007 were compiled into:

  • It is recommended that the above reports are formally accepted by the WSSCC, subject to incorporation of the comments made today at the meeting.

  • THE END




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