Net change in the stock of cash from the provincial revenue funds and donor funds amounted to a cash surplus of R7 242 million for the 2014/2015 fiscal year.
This statistical release provides information on the sources and uses of cash of provincial government for the fiscal years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015, classified economically and functionally. The net change in the stock of cash from the provincial revenue funds and donor funds amounted to R7 242 million for the 2014/2015 fiscal year. The amount has increased from R5 000 million in 2013/2014.
1. Major Influences
The major contributors to the amount of R7 242 million of net change in the stock of cash of provincial government for the fiscal year 2014/2015 are the cash receipts from operating activities, R461 765 million, (2013/2014: R429 891 million); cash payments for operating activities, R422 256 million, (2013/2014: R394 214 million); purchases of non-financial assets, R32 527 million, (2013/2014: R30 790 million); and sales of non-financial assets, R260 million (2013/2014: R113 million).
The largest contributor to the total cash payments for operating activities and purchases of non-financial assets (functionally classified) of R454 783 million from the provincial revenue funds and donor funds for the 2014/2015 fiscal year was education (R191 300 million, contributing 42,1%), followed by health (R137 410 million or 30,2%), total economic affairs (R49 233 million or 10,8%), total general public services (R23 983 million or 5,3%), housing and community amenities (R21 047 million or 4,6%), social protection (R15 524 million or 3,4%), recreation, culture and religion (R7 769 million or 1,7%), public order and safety (R5 216 million or 1,1%) and environmental protection
(R3 302 million or 0,7%).