2019 Appropriation Bill: proposed amendments & Committee Report
19 Jul 2019
Mr A Sarupen (DA) said the amendment the DA was proposing was for an adjustment of R8.5 billion to the Appropriations Bill [B6-2019]. This was not a large a percentage of the overall government budget, and would not require the state to borrow any additional money. Funding would be ...
Appropriation Bill [B6-2019]: public hearings & input from National Treasury and PBO
16 Jul 2019
Mr A Sarupen (DA) questioned whether centralising procurement was an effective way to deal with corruption. When the Gauteng government did this it resulted in a ‘monstrosity’ which was very difficult to dismantle. He supported the idea of auditing all procurement at state owned enterprises. He agreed that there was ...
2019 Appropriation Bill: Parliamentary Budget Office briefing
9 Jul 2019
Mr A Sarupen (DA) asked if the PBO could supply figures on the total value of government guarantees to state owned enterprises (SOEs). He asked what the impact on the fiscus would be if any of them defaulted on their loans.
Training and Induction on Committee’s role and budget process; Legacy Report
4 Jul 2019
Mr A Sarupen (DA) asked whether the National Treasury produced any reports that checked the technical alignment between ABPs and the Budget? He argued that it was neither the job of SCoA Members nor support staff and researchers, but should fall on National Treasury. He would like to see the ...
National Treasury 2018/19 Quarter 4 performance; Appropriation Bill 2019
3 Jul 2019
Mr A Sarupen (DA) said Eskom had become an existential threat to the country. He asked for more information on what would be done with the funding provided by special appropriations, and on what was being done to restructure Eskom into different components. What was being done about what he ...