Question NW536 to the Minister of Finance

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24 August 2020 - NW536

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Finance

(a) What number of critical posts will be filled within the National Treasury in the 2021-22 financial year, (b) which sections are seen as critical and (c) how will it enhance revenue increase to the fiscus?


a) At the beginning of the 2020-21 financial year, National Treasury had 103 vacant positions from a staff establishment of 1076. The department is continuously recruiting for critical positions as and when approved by EXCO and replacement of new vacancies. The same process will apply in the 2021-22 financial year.

b) All the divisions within the National Treasury have identified critical posts that need to be filled.

c) National Treasury does not directly collect revenue from any taxes, as this is the responsibility of SARS. National Treasury proposes tax and other policies to generate revenue, as outlined in the annual Budget, and outlined in great detail in the Budget Review and subsequent tax legislation to give effect to the Budget. The actual administration and collection of revenue from taxes is the responsibility of SARS, which also reports to the Minister of Finance.

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