The separation of the North West Department of Finance from the Department of Finance and Economic Development took place in August 2005 as a result of the provincial government cabinet reshuffle.
After the split, the mandate of the Department has been re-aligned to the finance portfolio only, and it is the management of the Provincial Treasury to ensure that financial resources allocated to the North West Province are employed effectively and efficiently to the benefit of the people of the province.
The separation of these two critical functions affords us the opportunity to focus solely on the management of public finances. There is indeed, a scope for us to facilitate the improvement of financial management both at provincial and local government levels.
Improved financial management includes quality spending of our scarce resources by government departments. We plan to strengthen the resource control unit in the Provincial Treasury to ensure tha we monitor spending throughout government departments and municipalities as far as infrastructure and accounting thereof is concerned.........read more
Our Legislative Mandate
The mandate of the department, which is derived from the legislative framework, is that of the provincial resource controller in the province. This means that the department is the custodian of public resources and therefore has the responsibility of managing such resources in accordance with the prescribed legislation.
The following values, which are derived from the constitution, underpin activities of the Department of Provincial Treasury.