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budget tips 2022

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Budget tips for the Minister of Finance

    • Minister Godongwana invites South Africans to share their suggestions on the Budget – what should government be spending on, how to address a large budget deficit, new sources of tax revenues, and other Budget-relevant information.
    • The budget is the most important economic instrument of government, as it reflects the country’s socio-economic policy priorities by translating priorities and political commitments into expenditures.

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    Dear South Africa

    SUMMARY

    The Minister of Finance, Mr Enoch Godongwana, will deliver his inaugural National Budget Speech on 23 February 2022.

    The budget is the most important economic instrument of government, as it reflects the country’s socio-economic policy priorities by translating priorities and political commitments into expenditures.

    Minister Godongwana invites South Africans to share their suggestions on the Budget – what should government be spending on, how to address a large budget deficit, new sources of tax revenues, and other Budget-relevant information.

    The MTBPS makes it possible for Parliament and the public to interact with government’s budget plans several months ahead of the main budget.

    Following their tabling in the National Assembly, the BRRRs are submitted to the Minister of Finance and relevant Minister responsible for the portfolio/department. Upon delivery of the main Budget, the Minister of Finance will explain how the budget gives effect to these recommendations from Parliament, or why they have not been taken into account.

    ENABLING YOU TO SHAPE GOVERNMENT POLICY

    Dear South Africa is a legally recognised and constitutionally protected non-profit platform which enables the public to co-shape all government policies, amendments and proposals. We’ve run many successful campaigns and have amassed a considerably large active participant network of over 750,000 individuals across the country and beyond.

    We do not run petitions. We run legally recognised public participation processes which allow citizens to co-form policy at all levels of governance. Whereas petitions, even if they contain thousands of signatures, are considered as a single submission by government, our process ensures that each comment made through dearsouthafrica.co.za is recognised and counted as an individual submission by government.

    Furthermore, we keep an accurate record of all participation and produce a publicly available report at the end of each project. This report forms the foundation of a sound legal case should the necessity to challenge the decision arise.

    Participation costs you NOTHING, and is so easy and quick to do through the platform that you really have no excuse not to help shape policy BEFORE it becomes law. Legally challenging implemented law is costly and rarely successful. Prevention is better than cure.

    Participation in decision-making processes means a possibility for citizens, civil society organisations and other interested parties to influence the development of policies and laws which affect them. We’ve made it easy for you as a responsible citizen of South Africa, to influence government decisions before they are made.