Parliamentary Question: Budget of the SANDF

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National Assembly

Written reply

Question 898

Mr M H Steele (DA) to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:

What percentage of the budget of the (a) SA Army, (b) SA Air Force, (c) SA Navy and (d) SA Military Health Service will be spent on (i) personnel, (ii) operating and (iii) capital costs in the 2010-11 financial year? NW1038E

REPLY

The SA Navy’s total allocation to run the Maritime Defence Program, over which the Chief of the Navy has the responsibility and accountability, for FY 2010/11, is R1, 932,639,338. The spending percentage breakdown is as follows:
a. Personnel: R1, 154,267,038 = 60% of the allocation.
b. Operating: R778, 375,074 = 40% of the allocation.

The funds allocated for the Maritime Defence related projects over the FY 2010/11 is RM 192,591. Chief of the Navy has no jurisdiction over these funds in the execution of the Maritime Defence Program. However, when these funds are pooled together for executing all matters maritime within the DOD, the total is R2, 125,230,338. The percentage breakdown is then as follows:
a. Personnel: R1, 154,267,038 = 54% of total allocation.
b. Operating: R778, 375,074 = 37% of total allocation.
c. Capital: R192, 591,000 = 9% of total allocation.

SA Air Force’s budget on
(i) Personnel costs:

During the 2010-11 financial year the planned expenditure of the SA Air Force’s budget on personnel is 35,71 %
(ii) Operating costs

During the 2010-11 financial year the planned expenditure of the SA Air Force’s budget on operating is 28,01 %
(iii) Capital costs

During the 2010-11 financial year the planned expenditure of the SA Air Force’s budget on capital is 36,29 %

If the capital funding for Special Defence Package Aircraft, which is not part of the normal allocation of funding for capital acquisition, is omitted from the calculation the figures are personnel 45, 86 %, operating 35, 97 %, and capital 18, 17 %.

SA MILITARY HEALTH SERVICES



The total budget for the SAMHS is R2 671 296 180 for the 2010-11 financial year. The division of the budget in terms of the question is as follows:
a. Personnel (Human resources): R1 722 887 429 equals 64.50%
b. Operating (Goods and Services): R888 021 368 equals to 33.24%
c. Capital costs: R49 331 272 equals to 1.85%
d. Transfers: R11 056 048 equals to 0.41%