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  • Legislative mandate

  • Core functions

  • Organisational structure

  • Scope

  • Workflow

  • Reporting lines

Legislative mandate
Legislative Mandate

  • The Money Bills Amendment Procedure and Related Matters Act, 2009 provides for a procedure to amend money Bills before Parliament and for norms and standards for amending money Bills before provincial legislatures and related matters

    • The Act gives effect to sections 42(3) and 77(3) of the Constitution

      • Section 15 of the Act establishes a Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO)

  • According to Section 15(1) of the Act, the PBO should:

    • Provide independent, objective and professional advice and analysis to Parliament on matters related to the budget and other money Bills

Core functions
Core Functions

  • Section 15(2) outlines the core functions of the PBO:

  • To support the implementation of the Money Bills Act by undertaking research and analysis for the committees referred to in section 4, including:

    • Annually providing reviews and analysis of the documentation tabled in parliament by the executive in terms of the act

    • Providing advice and analysis on proposed amendments to the Fiscal Framework, Division of Revenue Bill and money Bills and on policy proposals with budgetary implications

Core functions1
Core Functions

  • Monitoring and synthesising matters and reports tabled and adopted in a House with budgetary implications, with particular emphasis on reports by other committees

  • Keeping abreast of policy debates and developments in key expenditure and revenue areas

  • Monitoring and reporting on potential unfunded mandates arising out of legislative, policy and budgetary proposals

  • Undertaking any other work deemed necessary by the Director to support the implementation of this Act


  • The scope of the PBO is monitoring, research, technical analysis and advice on fiscal and related economic matters

  • The PBO currently supports the Finance & Appropriations Committees in matters related to the Money Bills Amendment Procedure and Related Matters Act 9 of 2009

  • It is intended that all oversight committees of Parliament will be supported in the future

Scope cont
Scope (cont.)

  • The PBO is currently focusing on:

    • Policy, Economic and Fiscal review and outlook reports

    • Economic and Fiscal indicator briefs

    • Research reports on specific topics as identified by committee members

    • Stakeholder survey

    • Capacity building for members of parliament

    • Collaborate with other structures within parliament

Thank you
Thank you


103-107 Plein Street

Parliament Towers

4th Floor

  • Rashaad Amra

  • Brandon Ellse

  • Sean Muller

  • Dumisani Jantjies

  • Prof. Mohammed Jahed

  • Alfred Monnakgotla

  • Linda Mangwani

  • Mmapula Sekatane

  • Nelia Orlandi