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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