Blog Posts tagged “Budget”

The Week Ahead: 25th anniversary of the Constitution.

24 May 2021 (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

25th anniverssary

There are a few weeks left until Parliament’s mid-year break.

In the remaining days, the legislative body is scheduled to consider and vote on several Bills, conduct important debates, appropriate funding, scrutinise government performance, oversee government’s COVID-19 response, consider statutory appointments and finalise assorted Committee Reports.

A major highlight this ...

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National to Local Money Matters

16 Apr 2021 (2 months ago)

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Tracking the public purse can be a daunting process, right?

But what if we told you that there are ways to source information about how the National Treasury allocates money to national, provincial and local government departments to fund social programmes.

What can also get daunting is sourcing information on ...

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2021 Provincial Budget Speeches

3 Mar 2021 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

The spotlight is now focused on the provinces, as they highlight how their provincial budgets will be spread out across the different government department and programmes. The infographic below provides a useful calendar of the different Provincial Budget Speeches due to take place in the month of March.

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The Week Ahead: Budget 2021 & COVID-19 debates

22 Feb 2021 (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's budget speech on Wednesday will dominate headlines this week.

The Minister has a tough job to do as he seeks to address significant social challenges, satisfy public pressure and reassure investors and ratings agencies.

The Budget is an annual plan for what government wants to achieve ...

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The Week Ahead: Mini-budget 2020

26 Oct 2020 (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

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All eyes will be on the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, when he delivers the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on Wednesday. The MTBPS outlines the economic context against which the 2021 budget is being formulated and sets out the spending framework for the next three years.

The mini-budget ...

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Budget, Deputy President & farewells

22 Jul 2019 (1 year, 11 months ago)

After several intense weeks, there is a slight lull in the parliamentary agenda for the coming week.

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Most of the significant business is in the main chambers while the Committee corridor takes a backseat. The programme has a distinct end of term feel as members of the National Assembly depart ...

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The Week Ahead: Two Inquiries & Taking Parliament to the People top the agenda

17 Oct 2016 (4 years, 8 months ago)

It's another low key week in the National Assembly main chamber with no sittings scheduled. All the parliamentary action will take place in the committee corridor where the schedule is full.

We will see not one, but two parliamentary inquiries this week. First, the Portfolio Committee on Police will begin ...

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The people must use public hearings to instil democracy

6 Oct 2016 (4 years, 8 months ago)

BY KGALEMA MOTLANTHE OCTOBER 05 2016

The medium-term budget policy statement that the minister of finance will deliver to Parliament towards the end of October, will again provide South Africans with a clearer picture of the priorities of our government. By updating the revenue, spending and borrowing projections for the ...

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What rising protests in SA say about attitudes towards local government

22 Jun 2016 (4 years, 12 months ago)

BY MASHUPYE HERBERT MASERUMULE

THE euphoria of SA’s 2016 municipal elections is at its peak, with political parties parading their manifestos, all in competition for a stake in the local sphere of government.

The razzmatazz is deafening. But, it blurs a vexing question: what does governing in the post-apartheid state, ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament’s budget vote in the spotlight

9 May 2016 (5 years, 1 month ago)

The Legislature's budget vote, scheduled for Thursday, is the main plenary event this week. In their speeches, the presiding officers will underscore the role of Parliament in our democracy, talk about the challenges facing the institution, highlight a few successes, outline the allocation for each programme and give some detail ...

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