Parliament, Monday, 13 July 2020 – The Standing Committee on Finance, together with the Select Committee on Finance will tomorrow morning hold a three-hour virtual meeting, from 09:00 to 12:00, to be briefed by the National Treasury and the South African Revenue Services (Sars) on the Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and the Disaster Management Tax Administration Bill.

At the same time and also on a virtual platform, the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy will consider and adopt a report on the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s proposed allocations and adjustment budget. The department’s adjustment budget followed the Revised Fiscal Framework tabled by the Minister of Finance on 24 June 2020.

On 2 June 2020, the committee adopted the department’s annual budget of R9.3 billion for the current financial year, notwithstanding the minority’s opinion. That budget is now revised to R7.8 billion.

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