Key points of the Draft Budget and how funds will be allocated

Mayor, Makhosini Nkosi during the 2018 SOTA and Budget Speech.

Total budgeted expenditure: R2.494-billion (comprised of operational budget and capital projects).

Operational budget: R2.274-billion (comprised of R1.499-billion as a cash component and R775-million non-cash).

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The cash component will be spent as follows:

Bulk purchases: R618.7-million

Employee costs: R537.1-million

Interest on loans: R43.9-million

Contracted services: R33.8-milion

Councillor remuneration: R24.1-million

General expenses: R166.7-million

Repairs and maintenance: R70.6-million

Materials: R3.7-million

Non-cash will be comprised of:

Depreciation: R525.5-million

Debt impairment: R163.9-million

Indigent benefit: R85.7-million

An amount of R220.5-million for capital projects will be spent as follows:

Road infrastructure: R97.7-million

Water and sanitation: R85.5-million

Construction of libraries: R19.4-million

Rural electrification: R15-million

Plant, equipment and furniture: R2.5-million

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