|dc.contributor.author||Modingwane, Seikanno Ofentse||
|dc.description||Thesis (MBA) North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, 2013||en_US
|dc.description.abstract||The North West Province like any other province in South Africa receives transfers
from national government, which get distributed accordingly to provincial departments.
However, some provincial departments in the North West over the years have not been
spending all the monies allocated to them by the provincial treasury. These monies are
meant for the development of the province and consequently addressing of socioeconomic
ills that confronts the province. This study recognised this as a critical
concern that warranted inquisitiveness. Whether this behaviour, namely, underspending
could be predicted and consequently prevented was not clear and thus gave rise to this
study. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to establish whether under-spending
provincial departments and fully-spending departments, respectively, displayed a
specific spending pattern throughout the financial year.
Data necessary to conduct this study was collected from Quarterly Provincial
Expenditure Reports and Annual Reports of provincial departments of the North-West
Provincial Government. The collected data was analysed by means of ratio analysis.
The research results revealed that under-spending provincial departments and fully-spending
departments, respectively, displayed spending patterns throughout the
financial year. that are distinct to that of each other. The study further revealed that
under-spending departments followed a slow pattern of spending. The converse was
revealed for full y-spending departments. The study went on to suggest a blueprint
pattern of spending that could be followed by depa11ments throughout the financial
|dc.title||An assessment of spending patterns of provincial departments of the North West Province||en