The net change in the stock of cash from the national revenue fund and donor funds amounted to an increase of R12 409 million for the 2014/2015 fiscal year.
This statistical release provides information on the sources and uses of cash of national government for the fiscal year 2013/2014 and 2014/2015, classified economically and functionally. The total net change in the stock of cash from the national government and donor funds amounted to R12 409 million for the 2014/2015 fiscal year.
The major contributors to the amount of R12 409 million from the net change in the stock of cash of national government for the fiscal year 2014/2015 are the cash receipts from operating activities, R1 015 549 million (2013/2014: R928 102 million); cash payments for operating activities, R1 166 145 million, (2013/2014: R1 076 430 million); purchases of non-financial assets, R16 119 million, (2013/2014: R14 123 million); sales of non-financial assets, R78 million (2013/2014: R37 million); net acquisition of financial assets other than cash, R4 440 million (2013/2014: R4 113 million); and net incurrence of liabilities, R183 486 million (2013/2014: R181 488 million).
The largest contributors to the total cash payments for operating activities and purchases of non-financial assets of R1 182 264 million from the national government and donor funds for the 2014/2015 fiscal year were transfers of a general character between different levels of government (R414 699 million or 35,1%) mainly to provincial governments to defray their expenditure on general government services; followed by social protection (R131 817 million or 11,1%) and public debt transactions (mainly interest) (R114 704 million or 9,7%), public order and safety (R110 173 million or 9,3%); total economic affairs(R103 372 million or 8,7%); executive and legislative organs, financial and fiscal affairs, external affairs (R74 221 million or 6,3%); total housing and community amenities (R62 035 million or 5,2%); total education (R57 643 million or 4,9%); total defence (R42 598 million or 3,6%); total health (R39 045 million or 3,3%); general services (R13 119 million or 1,1%); total recreation, culture and religion (R6 213 million or 0,5%); and total environmental protection (R3 189 million or 0,3%) (see Table B, p. 12, Figure 5, p. 13).