Adjustment Appropriation Bill

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Submissions are now closed (since 28 July 2020)

Standing Committee on Appropriations

Parliament’s Standing Committee on Appropriations received a briefing from National Treasury on the 2020 Adjustments Appropriation Bill on 24 July 2020

The Bill was tabled as part of the Special Adjustments Budget that was tabled by the Minister of Finance on 24 June 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As part of the briefing on the Bill in its entirety, National Treasury also included the proposed amendment to Bill.

The proposed amendment relates to the Section 6 of the Appropriation Act, 2020 (Act No. 7 of 2020).

The Committee invites interested persons and stakeholders to submit written comments on the proposed amendment to the 2020 Adjustments Appropriation Bill, submitted to the Committee by the Minister of Finance on 22 July 2020.

The proposed amendment to the 2020 Adjustments Appropriation Bill is as follows:

  • Section 6 of the Appropriation Act, 2020 (Act No. 7 of 2020), is hereby amended by the substitution for the introductory part of subsection (1) of the following:         

“(1) Despite any provision in any other legislation to the contrary, and before [an] the second Adjustments Appropriation Bill is introduced in Parliament, the Minister may approve expenditure, if it cannot reasonably be delayed without negatively affecting service delivery and such expenditure “.

Please send submissions to Darrin Arends at daarends@parliament.gov.za by 12h00 on 28 July 2020.